HD camcorder

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#1

Say I buy a HD 1080p camcorder, how do I get the file it writes (avi) to a dvd with exact quality? I’m guessing I will need blu-ray burner and what kind of software bundle?

Sorry for the noobish question…

Just trying to understand what I need…


#2

I would have thought that you’ll only need a blu-ray burner if the .avi file is greater than 4.7GB (or 8.5GB for double-layer discs). Probably the important thing is whether you have a display capable of the appropriate resolution, and the appropriate connection to transfer that resolution.

What system are you hoping to play the recordings back on: PC to monitor or a standalone media player/HDTV?


#3

Blu-ray player to HDTV,

What im trying to ask is what program do I need to transfer my HD video to blu-ray? Because putting HD video on dvd would downgrade it to 720/480 yes?

Does windows movie maker support blu-ray burning?


#4

A DVD is a [B]d[/B]igital [B]v[/B]ersatile [B]d[/B]isc so you can store anything on it, not necessarily DVD-Video (which would indeed be a lower resolution that 1080p).

If your Blu-ray player will play MP4 .avi files natively, and the file will fit on a DVD, then burn the file to DVD as data using ImgBurn in build mode. Try it with a small section of the .avi, just to see if it works.


#5
  1. HD Camcorders doesnt store files in avi containers at all, mt(2)s or mp4 are the most common containers and avi is a very bad container for HD.
  2. (Video) DVDs doesn’t allow HD, you will need to convert it to SD.
  3. For playback you can use MPC-HC and/or ffdshow, mplayer or VLC for playing HD.
    //Danne

#6

[quote=DiiZzY;2187784]2. (Video) DVDs doesn’t allow HD, you will need to convert it to SD.[/quote]To reiterate: I was meaning DVD disc as a general storage medium for anything, not DVD-Video (definitely SD MPEG2)


#7

You can always burn an AVCHD disk (physically on a DVD) and still preserve the 1920x1080 contents of your HD film.