Ok, maybe it's not a problem with the format itself, but I bought a HD camera (Sony HDR-SR8E) and have to say that it is a huge step DOWN from my old digital8 handycam. Sure the colours look really nice, and it's HD, and the picture looks really good as long as the camera is still, even slow panning shots are terrible. They are blurry as hell. Well, it's more like a ghost image to the side (In sideways panning shots) if you look at a single frame.
The video is 1080i at 50fps and I've tried converting it to progressive 25fps footage, and a bunch of other stuff. I've tried advanced deinterlacers, too.
What's up with this? Is it the camera? Or is AVCHD really that bad? I just want to be able to take video and move (Even just a little) at the same time, rather than use a tripod, or hold my breath.