Hi I just bought a Panasonic HCV-700 video camera. It seems like a really good camera but im confused about what to shoot in to get the best quality in footage. I film a lot of surfing and would like this camera to just film everyday type situation. Im not at all looking at doing smooth twixtor type slow motion and I am quite happy with just the normal slow motion. Anyway -
With the settings set in full auto it shoots in 1080/50i
Under the 1080/50i full auto setting there are options for quality top to bottom from highest to lowest which are -
HG1920 (full auto settings)
Howevery next to these options in the cameras menu is one option which is -
Today I shot in 1080/50i an it came out nice.
What I want to know is that all the websites talking about this camera say that it is 50 frames/second (some say 60 frames/second even when shooting in full auto 1080/50i but when I shot in that today an right hand clicked on the footage and looked at details tab it says 25 frames/second. The only up side to this even though this is a differant camera is that it says on this website that the computer can read it wrong - Differences Between 1080 50p and 1080 50i-Import Panasonic TM 700 1920X1080 AVCHD MTS to FCP X | HDCam AVCHD/MTS Joiner.
So with the other shooting option that I mentioned that is on its own in the menu as 1080/50p would that be more frames but less quality or the same quality but more frames ? You would think that if it was the better option it would just be the "full auto" settings but it is on its own.
I guess the main thing that is annoying me that im hoping to figure out is if the footage in 1080/50i which I shot in today is really 50 frames/second like all the websites say it is and if that is the case then what is the reason they have the 1080/50p option in the menu.
Hope im not too dumb and I wrote it down correctly with confusing anyone. Any help would be greatly appreciated as it would be comforting to have a setting that I can stick too an not have to be change down the track once I already have a bunch of footage for editing.
Thanks heaps, Laurie.