output back to tape
Hi, I am about to buy the HV20, and just before I do, just wanted to ask a couple of questions, to be sure I am not making a mistake !!
1/ Outputting back to tape : lets say I shoot the raw footage, transfer to my PC, then edit it on Premiere. I now want to keep a permanant record of this new edited footage. Can I output it back to tape on the HV20?? The reason I ask is that I just downloaded the pdf manual from Canon, and it made no reference to this. It only seemed to mention line-in for analogue sources. eg taking footage from and old VCR or other analogue source. It did not mention any ability to output edited footage back to the HV20
2/ Playing the camera on HDTV. I think the HV20 kit does not include HDMI cables, but does include component. Is it woth biying the HDMI, or is the quality the same as component? The TV I will be watching on is a sort of hybrid type. Made by JVC, it is rear projection, with HDMI input, but is actually analogue rather than digital. Which sort of leads one to ask : whilst it has HDMI input, it is still analogue... will I even be able to appreciate the quality Of HD on an analogue type tv??!
3/ This may be a dumb question ... (hope not) the reason I want to output back to tape (after editing it) is that there doesn't seem to be a sensibly priced way to output it to Hi def disc. Am I right in thinking a Hi Def burner, in a pc is extremely expensive? How are other people keeping permanant copies of their edited Hi Def footage?? It would be a shame to downgrade the finished product to SD DVD
4/ There is a new Sony coming out, utilizing AVCHD, the Sony HDR-SR7. I know it may annoy die-hard fans of HDV to even mention this format, but honestly speaking is it worth looking at this format?
Sorry for the lengthy questions. Much appreciate anyone giving their thoughts.