Rule #1. Bigger is NOT always better!
quality and size increase and more content in HD becomes available your older SD tapes will appear worse during playback whether shot
in analog or digital. Your fond memories of how crisp and clear your VHS tapes looked on your 27" 4X3 Sony Trinitron
Tube TV WILL BE SHATTERED!
Raising the resolution (up-converting, up-rezzing) with hardware or software is a gimmick that
does not work. It only introduces artifacts, noise, grain, color bleeding etc.
you want an HD image you must shoot in HD. You can make an SD "file" HD but you can't make an SD "image"
Don't be fooled! Video cannot be enlarged during the transfer process. A 720X480-SD (early
DV) image cannot be transfered as a 1440X1080-HD image. Once transferred in its original size you can then
ingest it into your editing system and enlarge as you wish, however there are pros and cons to enlarging your file size.