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Old 01-23-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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How can a HD camcorder can record an hour of 1080i footage to a DVD but the HD camcorders with a 30GB hardrive can only also do 1 hour of 1080i footage? That would seem to be taking a lot of hard drive space on my computer if 30GB=only 1 hour?
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According to CNET the Sony HD camcorder holds about 4 hours on a 30GB harddrive.

"The good: Hard disk holds about four hours of best-quality HD video; sharp, saturated, low-noise video; excellent build quality; fast, smooth focus with effective image stabilization" http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_Handyca...html?tag=prmo1
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This is probably a stupid question, but can a bluray player play HD content recorded on a standard DVD. That is, if I don't have a bluray burner, can I use my DVD burner to burn the video and then watch it on a bluray player in HD.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #4
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According to the review if you want to put the video on a DVD you will have to downscale to 480p.

I was looking on Bestbuy's site and it says it can only record 60minutes of 1080i content. I should have known better than to belieive that but I'm totally clueless when it comes to camcorders.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:42 PM   #5
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This is probably a stupid question, but can a bluray player play HD content recorded on a standard DVD. That is, if I don't have a bluray burner, can I use my DVD burner to burn the video and then watch it on a bluray player in HD.
well sony HD camcorder like HDRSR1 is switchable


Use the AVCHD HDD Handycam built-in hard disk drive to record Standard Definition (MPEG2) or High-Definition (AVCHD) video. Burn Standard Definition to DVD media for playback on most DVD players. Or transfer High-Definition AVCHD recordings to disc for playback on your PC, Blu-ray Disc™ Player or PlayStation® 3.

can't see why you can't burn to SD you just can't use HD content in regular
DVD player because of AVCHD

since blu-ray is backwards compatible its possible you can view
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This is probably a stupid question, but can a bluray player play HD content recorded on a standard DVD. That is, if I don't have a bluray burner, can I use my DVD burner to burn the video and then watch it on a bluray player in HD.
This can be done if you are using a PC as a player. I am not sure about stand alone players.

In fact you can use DVD5 or DVD9 to record HD and playback via a PC DVD connected to your display device. By the way HD can be encoded in mpeg2 as well as AVCHD (variant of mpeg4)
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This can be done if you are using a PC as a player. I am not sure about stand alone players.

In fact you can use DVD5 or DVD9 to record HD and playback via a PC DVD connected to your display device. By the way HD can be encoded in mpeg2 as well as AVCHD (variant of mpeg4)
The AVCHD format (this is a format, not a codec btw) will play on all BD players with the AVCHD logo. AVCHD is basically BDMV. Today, PS3, sony players and Panasonic players all play AVCHD (since these guys are the ones making the camcorders, they will be the first ro make them work).

AVCHD on red-laser (DVD/R) will play. Camcoders with removable AVCHD media (DVD/R, BD/R, SDHC, SD) all will play on the players capable of taking the media (eg : PS3). Even on PS3 without the SD -reader, if you connect a USB SD reader, they will still recognize the video and play them.
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