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The LP/SP selection really has nothing to do with frame rate, only recording speed, which is giving you your crappy quality. Keep it on SP. I talked to my colleague on the subject, & he confirmed my thoughts of frame rate. Film rolls at 24 frames per second(fps) while video record at 30 fps. If the camera you’re using has a shutter speed option, then you could adjust it to a slower speed. However, I have a Sony D8/Hi8 camera as well,(DCR TRV 120) & it doesn’t have that option. Maybe yours does.
That being said, you can do alot of research on the Web. There is a lot of detailed info on how to avoid such problems. Google it.
My 2 cents? You may be able to adjust fps in post-production. Are you using an editing software? I work with Sony Vegas, and it can manipulate frame rate.
I also upgraded my camera to a Canon GL2, due to the fact that the Sony was not very versatile.
I’m sorry if this doesn’t help, but there are alot of resources out there. Keep digging.