My wife creates video slideshows for athletic teams, cheerleading squads, and other groups interested in having a video to celebrate and commemorate their time together. Most of her videos are collections of still pictures set to music, with transitions and short sections of live video thrown in to add interest. One of the problems that she faces in making her videos is in capturing sharp photos in poorly lit gymnasiums. Even with expensive digital cameras, it is difficult to stop the action under such circumstances. It is also difficult with digital still cameras to get the shot to occur precisely when you want it to. Often the shutter delays cause the captured still to be after the desired action has been completed. To counter this problem I have been investigating the usage of video cameras to capture good stills for her videos. I have done some experiments with interlaced video and have found that movement causes problems in doing high quality frame captures. Although one can de-interlace in Adobe Premiere, this is accomplished by dropping one field, resulting in an effective resolution of 360x240. This is not acceptable. The progressive scan mode of video cameras like the GL-1 is interesting in this regard. If this mode is truly progressive scan, i.e., capturing all 480 lines in a single pass, then such stills would appear to be perfect for her usage. This would also solve the problem of capturing action shots at the exact moment that the critical action occurs. However, I have heard that the frame mode on the GL-1 may not be a true progressive scan, that it may be accomplished by a simple interpolation of a single field. Does anyone know if this is true or not? Does anyone know what resolution can actually be achieved using frame mode on a GL-1? Are there any cameras that anyone would recommend that have a true progressive scan mode that works well for the purposed described? Does anyone have other approaches that they could recommend to achieve our goals? Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.