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HD Camcorders and editing and then outputting..

roman700

Established Member
Hiya

I know that if you record on Mini-DV tape with a HD camcorder, you can then transfer the footage to your computer. There you can edit assuming you have one of the latest editing packages (the latest Pinnacle is one).

From there, if you want to retain as much image quality as possible, you have to transfer your edited film back onto the tape, don't you? If you burn a DVD, quality will be lost, won't it?

Are there any computers with a HD DVD burning facility?

How about if you record HD footage with a hard disk/DVD/memory card HD camcorder? Are there any extra issues there?

Thanks.

Chris
 

redsox_mark

Distinguished Member
With a HDV (tape) camcorder, you can indeed output back to tape in the same HDV format.

With either AVCHD or HDV you can create high def DVDs. You can put the high def on an ordinary DVD (but limited length) - AVCHD can be played on a PS3 or blu-ray player; or you can create a disc in HD-DVD format to play on a HD-DVD player. Or use a PC or various media players.

With either you can convert and create a standard def DVD which will play on any DVD player, but you lose the high def quality.
 

roman700

Established Member
Thanks Mark.

A couple of follow-up questions if I may.

You say: You can put the high def on an ordinary DVD (but limited length)

*How long exactly?

Also, you say: or you can create a disc in HD-DVD format to play on a HD-DVD player

* How do you do that?!

Chris
 

redsox_mark

Distinguished Member
You can fit about 20 mins of HDV on a ordinary DVD.

You need editing/authoring software which can create these discs. Ulead® VideoStudio® 11 Plus is one that does it.

Then you need to get a HD-DVD player to play it.
 

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