i know that shooting in HDV and down converting to DV in the post is much better than just shooting in DV.
what I am wondering is the hv20's internal mechanism of down converting (when I plugged in firewire to comp, there is the option of downconverting HDV to DV. so i'd get dv footage on the editing software directly.)
does that still give (much?) better quality than shooting in dv??
ps : you might ask me why. i just want to casually tape my friends goofing around and casually edit a little bit. so i don't want to do anything extra. like i don't mind DV quality. but if i can get something significantly better without doing more stuffs, i would want that.