Hello, I am new to the forum and to video editing. Shooting and editing training videos became a part of my job and I am lost. I apologize if my questions are all over the place.
The tools I have are a Panasonic HDC-SD100 to record and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 to edit. My first set of questions is with the camera. I know progressive is preferred over interlaced because of the comb effect...this is preferable for me because the finished videos will be paused and played in slow motion. The recording settings on the camera are HA1920, HG1920, HX1920, and HE1440, but the user manual never says what the HA, HG, etc. stand for. The manual says HA1920 is the maximum quality, and I read on the internet that the default is 60i. However, if I turn on the 24p Digital Cinema mode, it changes to 24p?
When I edit video, I assume the Adobe Premiere preset I choose should be the same as the camera settings. If I shot in HA1920 with 24p, then I should look in the AVCHD folder and choose the 1080p24 preset?
Finally, would the HD capabilities of the camera be lost on a computer monitor that is not HD-ready? If so, what other things should I consider in order to produce the best possible video quality? Thank you in advance. Any help is appreciated.