I am shooting video for best quality web viewing. Although I am looking into the purchase of an HD Camcorder, I currently have an old Sharp VL-PD6 ViewCam which is very component with lots of manual controls, a viewfinder !! etc. The quality is OK although only DV PAL SD, but a tad dull on colours and obviously the resolution is far lower than HD. However I was wondering whether you could offer up an advice on how to get the best image quality. I am currently using JVC MiniDV 60ME 60/90 tapes. Interestingly because of its solid construction it is a very steady camera compared to a HD Flashcard camcorder I have borrowed off a friend. Advice on the above would be hugely appreciated.
As background I am also thinking of purchasing Sony Vegas as my S/W editor and will convert to H264 Flash. In the fullness of time I may well be looking at something like the new Panasonic TM700 or more interestingly the Canon EOS 550D although it Autofocus looks dodgey for video, but its image quality is stunning.
Thanks in advance,