Sorry, to post yet another question on PAL 25p. I've read many threads on 25p and the Mac and because I don't understand much of the video-specific terminology I end up not understanding the answers.
I recently bought a PAL HV20 in order to capture moments from the life of my new daughter. I'm pretty much up to speed on still digital photography (Canon 40D, RAW, Lightroom etc) however I don't wish to delve too deeply into the technical side of digital video - I just want to get the best footage I can with the minimum amount of effort on my part.
My editing system will be a PowerMac dual 2.7Ghz G5. At the moment I only have iMovieHD and 06. Output will (initially) be to Apple TV and h.264 video files (which I'll send to relatives in the US for viewing on computer) and then later (perhaps) to Blu-Ray.
So, I have a few questions:
Is it possible for me to shoot in 25p and then edit the footage in iMovie 06?
If so, how?
If not then could I do so in FCE?
If so, how?
Lastly, if I start shooting in 25p are there any considerations I need to make when editing a mixture of 50i (which is what I've been shooting) and 25p.
Any help or advice (very very) gratefully received,