DVD recording (AVCHD)
Recording HD movies directly to 8cm DVDs (-R / -RW / -R DL) combines the benefits of high quality HD video with ultra-easy playback – once finalised, DVDs are compatible with Blu-ray players and many computers.
Video is recorded using the Advanced Video Codec for High Definition (AVCHD) format. This is an ultra-efficient compression technology that reduces the file size of HD movies without compromising picture quality. It allows up to an hour of HD video to be stored on a Dual Layer DVD.
An additional benefit is that you won’t have to rewind or fast-forward to review your footage. Simply select a scene and you’re ready to go. Capturing and sharing memories couldn’t be easier.
Clearing things up
When choosing an HD camcorder or television, you may notice that two standards exist – HD Ready 720 and Full HD 1080. They refer to the number of lines of information in the image: the Full HD standard offers the highest quality.
Of course, every movie recorded using HD looks great – but it is worth remembering that all Canon HD camcorders record using the Full HD standard, delivering the highest resolution that an HDTV can display.