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HDV looks great, but can be a bear in post production. HDV is typically not frame accurate, which makes batch capture difficult. HDV is also a long-GOP frame structure, which makes it CPU intensive and susceptible to rapid image degradation. Some workarounds:

Most intensive NLE applications are closely tied to the versions of various software installed on the machine. Typically this is at the OS level, but also can encompass such third party applications as Quicktime. This bottleneck can be remedied by creating a dual boot system – something developers have been doing for years.