Playing HD camcorder videos on TV via DVD?

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  1. medicmanonet

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    Hello All,

    bit of a daft question this, but here goes.

    If I buy a high definition camcorder (various makes) and then capture and edit on my pc can I write it to a DVD in a HD format file (H.264 AVC???) which can be played by a HD DVD player?

    I assume at this point that there are no HD dvd recorders for PC's. I am sure that there are Blu-Ray recordable drives for PC. Can you actually author your own High definition disks (HD-DVD or Blu-Ray)?

    Curently I have sony DV camccorder, which I can capture and edit on my pc and create a DVD quite happily. If I was to upgrade to a HD camcorder could I acutally play a edited HD home movie on my TV?

    Could I write a HD format file on to a DVD data disk (ISO / UDF), and would it be read by a HD dvd player such a a Toshiba HD-E1?

    As you can guess I am very new to this HD lark:suicide:
     
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    Yes you can.

    There are 2 main High Def consumer camcorder formats - HDV and AVCHD.

    With HDV, you can create High Def DVDs on ordinary DVD discs which will play on a HD-DVD player, with menus and everything. Ulead Movie Factory software can do this.

    With AVCHD, these don't play on HD-DVD players, but they do play on the Playstation 3 and Sony Blu-Ray players.
     
  3. senu

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    For now they are called Mini HD DVD,:)
     
  4. medicmanonet

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    hey guys thats awsome.

    So as long as I get a High Definition Camcorder with HDV or mini HD DVD and use the right software on my PC I can write the HD film to a normal DVD (single or dual layer) and still play the HD movie on my Tosiba HD DVD player.

    Hmm... I can see me sending Santa a new letter..:D

    Dear Santa, Please can I have a nice new HD Sony camcorder. I've been a good boy all year honest:devil:

    Thanks for the info folks
     
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    Yes, but to be clear: Mini HD DVD is referring to the resulting DVD you have made. To do this workflow using a HD-DVD player you need a HDV camcorder, not a AVCHD camcorder.

    Or... the other option is AVCHD files can play on a PS3 or Sony Blu-Ray player.

    2 different formats, 2 different options. HDV goes with HD-DVD, AVCHD with Blu-ray/PS3.

    Edit: Further clarification - the above refers to putting HD on ordinary DVDs. For creating DVDs on a HD-DVD disc or Blu-ray disc the answers are different. E.g. you can put HDV on a Blu-ray disc and play that in a Blu-Ray player... but you can not put HDV on an ordinary DVD and play it in a Blu-Ray player... though you can play it in a HD-DVD player.
     
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    Have read this thread with great interest and thanks to Redsox for clarification. My question is what length of HD video can you sensibly put on a standard DVD?
     
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    With HDV video - 23 mins on a single layer, 46 on a double.
     
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    Thanks
     

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