I'm looking to upgrade my modest old school Sony mini-dv handycam to a higher quality camcorder.
I'll be using it for pleasure and fun projects that will include the use of green screens, with this in mind I'm wondering if I need to focus at all on higher frames per second to avoid motion blur (ie. 50fps+) and colour depth?
Obviously I'd love an HD cam, but my budget, although not set in stone is around £200. From what I gather, for this money, it's not the wisest choice to delve into the 'budget' hd world.
Is this true? Will the latest Standard Def cams have improved resolution compared to my 3 year old handycam?
Also, which format? Mini-DV again? I've heard it's less compressed than HDD's and SD cards etc. Is this true? Would be a massive bonus as I'll be using it for editing and chroma keying etc.
One more thing, when chroma keying with my current cam, it doesn't seem to capture the colours too well and so it takes awhile to get a good key, also, I tend to deinterlace the footage before hand, any tips or advice here?
Thanks in advance.