If HV40 capture/records true 24p, what are the true capture rates of the others ? When you write "(PF24)", I guess you mean "Pulled Down to 24fps". But from which frame rate ? I guess from 60i ? So 60i is the native capture rate that is pulled down and recorded according to user request !? (correct me if I'm gone AWOL)HV20 - Silver, 24p (PF24), 60i
HV30 - Black, 24p (PF24), 30p (PF30), 60i
HV40 - Black, 24p (Native), 24p (PF24), 30p (PF30), 60i
You noticed that I make a distinction between the capture rate (camcorder native capture rate) and the recording rate (final rate generated on file).
But 60i is not a full picture shot. It is only ½ a pic shot. It takes 2 60i shots to make a full picture, and thus suffer from rendering a fast motion scene.
A true (native) 24p takes 24 full pics shots per sec, hence NO rendering distortion problems in fast motion capture. But has anyone noticed any of those rendering problems in fast motion capture anyway ? a test worthing to do.
So, since I'm in the NTSC world, I prefer shooting in 30fps (my PowerShot S2 IS is awaiting for an upgrade), but as I red here, it might not be a true 30p (something I'll have to fing out, or maybe you know)!
That leaves me with 2 false 30p options : HV30 or HV40. Do I have to infer that the native frame rates capturing mode of these two are 60i and they pulldown according to user settings ? plus HV40 that can also do true 24p on request !?
Is there a true 30p somewhere ?