This if my first documentary. We have our shooting script, interviews lined up, and our schedule. We're running a couple of weeks of practice before we go and my lack of technical knowledge is starting to show.... I'm not sure what we're going to do with the end product. We've had a lot of interest expressed in the topic but are funding it ourselves. I want to be ready for anything that could come (HD broadcast, DVD, web only, no idea), so my plan was to shoot it at the highest quality I have available (shooting on an XF100) which would be, I believe, 50 Mbps 4:2:2 1920x1080. The xf100 is MPEG-2. The plan now, since we're using a nikon d7000 as a b-cam, would be to shoot at 24p. I'll be putting together a rough assembly track upon return and hand that over to an actual editor. The thinking is if somehow this were bought for broadcast, the highest quality would be close enough to "broadcast quality" (whatever that is these days), and if we needed to scale down for another use, that option would be available too. I'm getting a bit concerned about storage space since I'm going to try to get one or two hours a day worth of footage on a 1TB drive (shooting over 26 days, my calculations tell me I can get about 48 hours at this level). Is the 50 Mbps overkill? Could I get by for "broadcast" at 35 Mbps 4:2:0? Anything else I'm missing? Thanks.