Full HD help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by joey4127, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. joey4127 macrumors 6502

    joey4127

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    I just got a new Full HD camcarder (Sanyo HD1000) and I can't watch the movies on my macbook pro. I tried with Quicktime and VLC and all I get is a green scree with sounds. What do I need to get to be able to watch and edit my clips?

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  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    "Full" HD ... as opposed to what? Partial HD?

    Anywway, I believe the Sanyo HD1000 records in an MPEG-4 variant, specifically, h.264. If you have the latest version of iMovie or FCE installed, it should work.

    -DH
     
  3. joey4127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joey4127

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    I don't know why but it is Full HD...

    Why would I get a green screen if I try to watch it using quicktime? It is MPEG-4
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    It's either HD or it isn't. The use of the term "FULL" is merely a marketing ploy.

    As for the playback problem; it sounds like you don't have the proper codec needed in QuickTime to play the file.

    -DH
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    "Full HD" is some Sony (and others) marketing term for people too stupid to understand "1080p." It's also a misnomer considering there will be "Fuller HD" in a few years (better rez than 1080p).

    Just FYI, standard video now is pretty much either 480i or 480p (interlaced, progressive). Progressive is better, but I can't explain to you how. Google it. To be considered "HD," video must be at least 720p. There used to be 1080i TV sets, but 720p sets do that. 1080p is the best you can get and what Blu-ray Discs do. Most satellite HD signals are in 720p (as is AppleTV) or 1080i.

    Yes, it is a wee confusing, especially when marketing gets involved.
     

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