Thanks for the reply. I’m just trying to generate some discussion.
Eventually we will probably all buy Blu-Ray burners and players but at these prices the adoption will be too slow. The investment for me would be about $1000 usd and I might be tempted to stretch my budget but since the lowest cost player I’ve seen is $450 usd I don’t see widespread adoption yet. IOW, nobody will be watching these videos but me.
For now I have contented myself with capturing my hi-def video as std-def, editing with Premiere Elements and burning a conventional DVD. Playing them on an decent upconverting DVD player to a hi-def LCD panel they look surprisingly good - the best looking home movies I have ever seen. It’s good enough for now - but the possibilities for low-cost hi-def media still intregue me.
It occurs to me that SVCD started as a hack. Is there any way, with this world-wide audience, for a group of dedicated home developers to do an end-run around the “system”?
Since we are dealing with existing red laser tech, there has to be a way. I would be happy with just 20 minutes of 720p on a single-layer DVD.