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High Definition Video by John Harwood

Panasonic HC-X900

As the methods of capturing our movies have evolved through film to tape to disc and card so the definition has got better and better. Nowadays if you buy a camera even a still photo one or a phone for that matter they will all take video.  The standard for this video is now HD the former SD or standard definition has now been superseeded. This gives for better and sharper quality video although and this should be noted it takes no account of content.

The frame size is now rectangular (16:9) and is sized at 1920x1080 there are other super high quality systems coming on to the market but they are intended for professionals.

The main manufacturers record in a format called AVCHD which is a codec recognised by all computer editing programmes. There are also different flavours of video files like .wmv/.mp4/.mpg/.mov/.h264 all can be had in HD. Different codecs are used depending where your video will end up i.e whether it be on to a disc BLURAY for very high quality using an .h264 setting or a lower quality for YouTube on the internet using  an .mp4 file setting.

Your computer editing programme will have all these settings you just need to choose the right one for what you want.

High Definition Video a quick look
SSD versus HDD
MP3 / FLAC Sound Compression
High Defintion
Part One
Compatible Formats
USB Sticks
Cleaning Hard Drives
MUSIC COPYRIGHT
BOB'S BASIC EDITING GUIDE
A Novel Camera Support
DOWNLOAD ADOBE PREMIERE 6.5 EDITING GUIDES
Adding Filters
Create a Freeze Frame
Correcting Synch Errors
Change Capture Location