1) I have some issues with editing. I have shot some video on a JVC GZ-MG20/EK HDD video camera and dont know if it it shoots in progressive or interlaced, what is the norm on more recent video cameras, interlaced or progressive?
2) Also I am going to show the video on a DVD player using a HD LCD TV will this be using progressive? Not sure what the resolution is on the TV, if that makes any difference to what I choose.
3) And one more thing I am using software that came with the camera and I am converting the video that I shot on the JVC and making them Quick Time movies so I can edit them in After Effects. I am using DV-PAL format in the quick Time settings and it asks for interlaced or progressive. This is why I would like to no what to use, but partly concerned as wether this can harm the iMac monitor or the LCD TV if I selected the wrong one. Or does it not effect it in that way and its just what is a better image?
4) So if I am editing on a LCD monitor and showing the final video on a LCD TV is it best to use progressive?
5) Do you know if DV-PAL is a good format to use for compressed video files as I never really know which one to use when compressing the file, which I have to do as the file would be to big and I am working with only a 250 GB HD. I am always outputting for a PAL DVD player to show on a PAL LCD TV.
other options in the software that came with the camera are
apple pixlet video
apple VC H.263
I am new to all this video editing but very much want to learn, so any help would be much appreciated