I'm looking at making the jump from DV to HD (are there any of us left ?!!!). Like most folks, I'm weighing up the pros and cons of AVCHD vs HDV. Cant deny the appeal of a tapeless system and am considering maybe an HF11 or HF-S100/10. Managed to find a few raw HF11 1080/30p m2ts clips, which are quite impressive but I'm rather put off by the conspicuous motion artifacts (ghosting and chroma trails), not to mention some aliasing on high contrast edges/fine line detail (viewed on LCD)- not sure if the latter is a by-product of the PsF technology or not. I've read that the HF-S100/10 are less prone to these artifacts, but cant find any raw test footage from these models other than a few relatively static shots of flowers and views from bedrooms etc. Does anyone out there have any decent raw footage (ideally with moving, "warm-bodied" subjects) that might assist.
On the HDV side, the obvious choice is an HV30/40 (since I want 30p), but again I've been hard-pressed to find good raw test clips to scrutinize. I know motion artifacts are not really a problem in this case (??), but I'm keen to know if aliasing might be....having spent many years trying to eliminate aliasing from footage shot in Procinema/Frame Mode (i.e. pseudo-progressive frames) on my Pana NV-GS400. Also is audio pick-up of tape-hiss noise still a factor on the HV30/40, as it was on the HV20?
Cheers. Hopefully soon I'll be joining your ranks as a bone-fide Canon owner.