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Yes, any progressive format (be it 12, 15, 24, 30, or 60p) yields better web video than interlaced video does.
It has to do primarily with the viewing medium. Most modern computer monitors are progressive scan, natively.
Compression is also a biggie: a video that originates in the progressive format goes thru a small amount of recompression to reach the web. Interlaced video "fields" have to be deinterlaced to display properly. The process cuts resolution significantly. In progressive video, you record whole frames to begin with. Well, it’s a bit more complicated, but that’s another page…