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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:27 am    Post subject: 1080 hdtv Reply with quote

So 1080 hdtv is 1920 X 1080 right?

And I can buy a camcorder now that captures at that resolution
And I can buy a video card that produces that and more
And all of the video editting software supports it

But None of the LCD monitors seem to support that resolution.

So do I have to do the editting on an actual 1080 tv using the HDTV out of the video card?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Sony HDR HC3, which records in 1080i. Footage is stunning. I am not an expert but am enjoying learning so forgive me if I'm not totally correct.

Some things you should know about editing HD footage.
1. Hd editing requires a killer computer. Whatever your most intensive audio project is, editing HD footage will require 10 times more processing power. I have a P4 3.oo computer with a 1G of Ram. This is barely sufficient and I mean barely. HD files are huge.
An upgrade is necessary for me.

2. Most editing software does support HD, however I think Sony vegas 7 is the only software that does it native. This makes a difference when you computer is not quite fast enough.

3. The output of your project is also an issue. I have not been able to burn a DVD with HD footage that is the same format as the HD DVD you rent from blockbuster. I must burn an avi or mpeg 2 file. It will still play in your DVD player only if your DVD player supports those formats.

You can still edit on your computer, using your LCD, just adjust the resolution to a smaller ratio.

1920 X 1080 is the Sony format
1280x720 is the Canon format

Anything over 720 lines of resolution is classed as HD I believe.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you own a Mac but iMovie supports HD.

Never thought about it but the output is a big issue still isn't it? Like loutus said.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my next computer is going to a Mac. However iMovie is a watered down version of FCP isn't it? And as far as I know FCP HD support is not native. I have a friend who has a power book and struggles to edit HD.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I would assume that iMovie is basically a watered down FCP. I have only used iMovie and not FCP. I have also not used HD which I imagine is a resource hog. I would epect you would need at least on of the new MacBook Pros or a tower in order to work effectively in HD. iMovie HD comes with the Mac so you can always try it out first.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly. FC Express is a watered down FCP. iMovie really isn't in the same ballpark. Although it can do the job if you're editing just one video track and no more than three audio (including the audio on the video track). Very limited but some cool entry level goodies. Serious jobs will require at least FC Express.
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