This is talked about in a lot of places, but for some reason I can't find the best settings as my footage looks really good and clear before it hits youtube, but then on youtube it looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWMTYqE_GfU&feature=youtu.be
That's the best I could do and I get there by doing the following.
I have a Sony HDR-FX1. It is HDV, 1440x1080i. I will be looking to extract the footage to 30p(I think) with the Cineform NeoScene codec. I have chosen 30p because 90% of our views will probably beonline HD throughYouTube,Vimeo and/or company.
I have a Canon HR10, and it has the option to either record in 60i or 24p. I always shoot in 24p, since i like the "slower" look and the fact that there is no "Interlace Lines" (I don't know what those are called.)
But i recently read somewhere that you always should shoot your movies with the highest frame rate possible, since you can change it to a lower frame rate in post ptroduction, and you will have more options.