Me head!!! Me head!!! Me head is spinning!!!
I've been trying (and failing) to find out what the Component out brings to the table on the HVX 200. In many cameras, bypassing the internal compression by going to an external recorder seems to be the magic bullet for an improved image.
So I will leave it up to the experts in this forum. Would the image quality improve by recording to an external unit via the Component out on the HVX?
And just for the heck of it... anything to be gained by using the firewire out on the HVX?
Also, if either question deserves a yes answer, any suggestions as to what external recording device will give me the most bang for my buck?
The DVCPRO HD codec is one of the better shooting codecs that exists. Intraframe, 115Mbps, 4:2:2 color sampling. The downfall of the HVX is the undersized raster that exists no matter how you interface with the camera to my knowledge. I've always recommended shooting in 1080 and delivering 720.
Basically, what are you missing that you're trying to gain?