Hello all.

I have been shooting with the Canon XL H1 for some time but wanted to know a little more
regards capturing the footage. I always shoot 25f (pal) and in HDV.

When it comes to actually bringing in the footage, what are the best settings to keep
the best possible quality? is it Prores? my footage still seems a little noisy (just a little).

Any suggestions? I am not talking gain ect, I just want advice on the capture side.

Also and this may seem like a stupid question, I was talking to somebody at a large production company who said that why didn't I capture using uncompressed 8 bit. My query was, isn't HDV compressed on the tape? does using this codec release the compression?

Any help or advice appreciated.