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I’ll take your word on the upscaling of DV to HDV. Maybe combining DV with HDV is acceptable since HDV is so compressed. When you tested it though, were you just looking at your computer monitor or a HD broadcast monitor? If it’s 1080i/p then you definitely need one of those big monitors so you can see every pixel. Now that I mention it, it’s stuff like that which keep me from transitioning to HD. Too expensive for some chump in college, hahaha.
I can’t speak for Cineform since I’ve never even heard of it until I read this thread, but ProRes will give your video 10-bit color depth and 4:2:2 chroma, which you mentioned. I wouldn’t say it restores anything because your footage won’t look like it was recorded at 10-bit 4:2:2, but the creation of more data will give you better results when color correcting or doing some advanced compositing, all of which you seem to know already. I’m just rambling incase newbies come across the thread.