I know this question will look like I am to lazy to search this forums and the rest of the internet, but believe me i have been researching my anticipated buy of a HV30 for a couple of days intensively now. But still having a question I tought I'd post it here finally.
I am planning to buy a HV30 in the Netherlands which will make it a PAL model. First I was a bit dissappointed that it was only 25p and 50i but then I read couple of threads here that actually the PAL version is preferred above the NTSC version with 24p 30p and 60i because of the lack of need do pulldown with the PAL version. I think I get the idea of 24p, 25p, 30p 50i and 60i, also I understand that 25p is an advantage over the pulldown process needed to get a 24p with the hv 30 NTSC, but what I never see in all these discussions about the comparison between PAL and NTSC version is the 30p mode on the NTSC one. I am wondering what this function is used for because something in my mind says I read an article stating something along the lines of:'the 30p is the 'internet standerd used for making movies specifically dedicated for internet usage'. Could someone please elaborate upon the 30p mode and if I will be missing it using the PAL version. (I know it doesn't have it, but will I 'miss' it?)
Next to that I have a more general question. Also this I have investigated a lot, but I still don't know the answer for my situation:
Should I go for the hv30 with HDV or the new AVCHD HF cameras etc. I have a 2,4 Ghz macbook 2 gb memory, not the newest version with the updated GPU so i think in mine there is not even a GPU. (so second last white macbook model). I will be using the camera to make short movies, clips and I am aspiring to go to art school in the direction AudioVisual Media, which is an education for making movies, documentaries and other media related products. I see that the new AVCHD is very difficult algorithm which requires a strong computer, which my Mmcbook offcourse isn't. I was leaning towards a HV30 so I can edit better. I will want to learn to work with After effects and final cut extensively probably. But why I am doubting is the time of all reviews i read most of them are from last year etc so a lot of arguments about AVCHD being to futuristic may not be valid anymore, that is why I am asking.
OK, many questions, probably a lot of stupid questions but thanks in advance for answers!
(please don't mind spelling and grammar mistakes as I am not a native english speaker and I am sitting in the sun which makes it impossible to read back on the screen what I typed)