would someone clarify this for me..

richardhurst

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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
 

LethalWolfe

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


Lethal
 

PegasusMedia

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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.
 

hvfsl

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