The subject of 24pn (native) vs 24pf (or whatever you want to call 24 fps embedded in 60i with pulldown) has been covered extensively all over the internet. So, we all know what it is & how it works. - except the most important issue has never been adequately explained:
What the heck does this mean to ME?
I am trying to decide if I should upgrade my HFS100 to the HFS200. The only real difference is native 24p. The best I can figure, once conversion has been done, the main advantages of true 24p native are:
1: More recording time on the card.
2: Possibly more information per frame, but this is debatable.
3: Possibly less editing hassles, as you don't have to do an intermediate pull-down conversion. - but i depends on what software you use.
4: Some claim that 24p native lets you pan with no stuttering. - not confirmed.
According to some (confusing) reports, 24p native can actually be a hassle, because some software (Vegas?) doesn't support it. I have yet to actually edit any 24pf footage, so I am not sure how much of a hassle 24pf is.
Man, am I confused. Can someone shed some light on this subject?