hdv and windows :\
I've just been using the windows dv capture encoder program, which doesn't deinterlace the hdv footage afaik.
So I installed the sony vegas pro trial, but it doesn't recognize my camera for some reason. Still, I found the deinterlace option in project properties or whichever dialogue box it was, so now I can open up the .wmv files that get saved on my computer in vegas pro, and I think it deinterlaces them when I re-render them (as wmv's), but I don't exactly know.
I skimmed the wikipedia page about the wmv9 codec, but I'm still at a loss to understand if A.) The wmv files are being deinterlaced after being imported, and not captured, in vegas pro, and B.) if the windows vista encoder-captured .wmv files are the highest calibre for editing and uploading.
Youtube maxes out the resolution of my vids at 480p, which, I don't know, is because I have a free account, or because I need a better dv-capture program.