AVCHD or MPEG:
I read to edit AVCHD is a degree s.Rechnerpower necessary. In the university, we have high-end 8-core machines, since the issue is no. Home but I have 'only' a 2-year-old dual-core. If that is it?
No, not enough. At least not without further ado. On the topic gibts here but already some threads.
HD or SD:
I've worked in the university only with HD equipment, so know the difference in quality to SD not so true. If the law clearly fails, HD would have been fine.
SD resolution, you may already be familiar: (), almost all TV shows and (;) all DVDs have "only" SD resolution.
As you so clearly wrote to MPEG2, it should be, I assumed that you want an SD device, because the record just so, and almost always in HD AVCHD.
Want to join HD and actually Mpeg2, then at least your problem of confusing diversity schonmal job done.
Because then only a few units remain on the Choice of JVC.
Alternative is still an HDV tape device that is synonymous HD, but it should be easier to use, need less power calculator.