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HD camcorders

do you know if we film something with an HD camcorder, it will work on a DVD player?

Do you know the process of how that works? Or is HD too much and need something like Blue-Ray for it to be useful?

Thanks.

Paul
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:52:25 -0800

There is no easy answer for those questions.

Technically, a single layer DVD stores 4.7 GB. That means you can store 4.7 GB worth of HD material, which I suppose wouldn't be that long. And the length will again depends on the HD resolution you choose. HD supports the following resolution:

1920x1080
1280x720
852x480

The higher the resolution you use, the more space it will take up. And I suspect that the progressive scan will take up twice as much space as interlaced.

Of course, you can always down-sample your video to DV or compressed DVD resolution, so that it can fit on your DVD. The possibility in post-processing is endless.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 17:22:54 -0800

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