Hi people, just wondering if you could help, both me and my business partner have recently made the jump to HDV after filming for ages using a PD150 and 170 to which quality has been fine, we shoot most of the time in auto with manual reserved for certain things but heres the crunch, the images from the new HDV cams seem sooooo flat and unfocused (even in full auto), could this be down to tape quality, at the moment were still recording in DVCam format but using HDV tapes (Sony and Panasonic) ,being new to HDV any advice would really be appreciated.

So were now using a hvr-z1e and hvr-z7e.

any ideas? should we use DVCam tapes in DVCam mode? etc