problem/disadvantage to using HDV minitapes tapes you already have for a DV format project. I would suggest you capture in HDV and downsample the finished editing project as needed. If you want it "professional-looking" and are using a camera as good as the XHA1, you might as well get the best video you can.
I need to create a professional-looking video project using a Canon XHA1 high def camera. The project does not require high def filming and I suspect?? using DV format would help reduce file sizes and computer resource requirements. Is there any problem/disadvantage to using HDV minitapes tapes I already have or should I purchase and use only DV tapes?