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Old 05-20-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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I am in the market for a blu-ray camcorder and have done enough research to confuse myself. I have a 58 inch Panasonic 1080P Plazma TV, receiver that sends HDMI 3 to the TV from several sources including a Sony Playstation 3 on which I can play blu-ray movies. The broadcast I receive over DirecTV are 1080i; the sony playstation sends 1080p to the TV. Blu-ray 1080p is much superior to 1080i.

My question is: Are there any camcorders on the market that record in 1080p? My research shows that the JVC GZ-HD7 and Hitachi's blu-ray disc camcorder have a lot of talk of blu-ray on their website but refer to blu-ray "full HD" without saying if recording is in 1080i or 1080p. Apparently playback can be 1080p but the question I have is what is the recording format; 1080i or 1080p.

Does anyone know if there are any camcorders on the market that record in 1080p?

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Ed
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I am pretty sure they are all 1920x1080i for consumer models. Non-full HD models like HDV tape are 1440x1080i (anamorphic) the picture is actually 4:3 then the pixels are stretched horizontally in to a 16:9 picture (still looks impressive). Go with the Sony HDR-SR12, the picture is amazing just forget about the i and p, and look at the picture! We have bought two of them for the business. Probably be purchasing the semi-pro Sony PMW-EX1 soon!
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I just picked up the Sony HDR-SR11 (just like the SR12 but with only 60Gb hard drive.) I know it only records in 1920x1080/60i. Would there be any benefit to deinterlacing on the computer and making it 1920x1080/30p before burning it to Blu or should I just burn it as is? any thoughts would be appreciated.
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I would leave it native. Progressive tends to only work when the original source is progressive. If you do play around with de-interlacing it, make sure you don't lose the natively shot video, and be sure to let us know your comparisons. I think where motion is used, de-interlacing it would do more harm than good. But that's all just theory until you try it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:57 PM   #5
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I will pick up a few BD-RE and try it out each way and see which way looks better. I was hoping someone else had experience in this as it is a time consuming process.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:48 AM   #6
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I had a De-interlacing option back on Premiere 6.5 (which is a little old now) I think I used it for still images only.
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