would someone clarify this for me..

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by richardhurst, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. richardhurst macrumors newbie

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    3 questions i need a quick answer to before i make an expensive mistake. These all relate to the Sony HDR-HC3

    1.what format does it record standard def video in

    2. what format does it record High Def in.

    3. Does imovie hd regonize the camera ok, and will it accept both types of recorded video into it for editing and sending to idvd for burning.(i realize the high def stuff not burned in a blue ray etc will not come out high def quality)

    I'm hoping to buy this camera tomorrow and don't want it to be a terrible mistake if it's not imovie regonized as thats my main concern. i don't want to be having to use other edit software to convert it into something imovie regonizes

    really big thanks for all your help
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    1. MiniDV
    2. HDV
    3. Not sure as I don't use iMovie.


    Lethal
     
  3. PegasusMedia macrumors member

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    What he said...but here's a bit more...

    2) HDV is in the 1080i flavor.

    It will downconvert the HDV to DV for editing in SD.

    Also have no clue if imovie can use it...imovie is garbage. Shell out the $250 for FCE. It's worth it.
     
  4. richardhurst thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    It is, but it's not the same flavor of MPEG-2 that is used for DVDs.


    Lethal
     
  6. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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