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I pretty much agree with everything Coreece said. The only thing I disagree with is upscaling SD to HD. When it comes to things like that, I think of it as, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” While I don’t work with HD yet, I don’t see how upscaling SD will look any good with in an HD project without up-converting with some hardware. It’s like enlarging a picture in Photoshop; it starts too look crappy when you enlarge it too much. It’s your call though.
Also, in regards to audio editing in FCP or PP2, I think the makers of those programs assume that if an editor plans on doing any really audio editing, they will use a program made specificallyfor audio editing, and I can tell you that Soundtrack Pro and Logic Pro do a hell of a job.
Oh yea, and if you’re going to be working with HDV for a while, you’re computer doesn’t have to be super beefy. If your computer can handle DV, it can handle HDV. They are the same data rate, sometimes HDV is less.
Oh yea, and one last thing. If you have mics all over the place, I’d connect them to your DV camera instead of your HDV camera. Recording HDV to tape records only 12-bit audio.