Are these specs based on what the video circuitry is capable of delivering or just what gets recorded to the cassette? Like, if I recorded straight from the composite signal to DV, would it still be 15fps non-interlaced?
There was never a PAL version of the pxl, If there was it would probably only be about 12 fps I imagine (remember the pxl is only 15fps normally).
I don't think the pxl 2000 is actually interlaced which might be one of the reasons people say it looks more filmic than a lot of video.
You can always "fill in the temporal gaps" using software that employs optical flow to get 24fps from a 15fps clip.
I have a friend with a PXL. I'll see if he'll let me modify it and I'll do some tests!
The C-mount idea is epic. I was actually thinking of that but it might be hard to come up with a robust mounting solution. The entire body of the camera is ABS, and I believe the lens is secured to the two halves of the camera with a plastic ring that slides over it and locks. I took my friend's apart a while back, so this is all from memory. If someone knows more, please share!