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which image quality?

by cgulls66 / December 8, 2012 10:01 PM PST

I just got a Sony PJ760V. I can set the image quality for 1920X1080 60p or 60i.

Further, there are two options for 24p recording. One is AVCHD 24M. The other is AVCHD 17M.

I think I understand that the 24p is film quality. I can mess with those and try to see the effect. But how to decide which from the above? 60p or 60i?

I'm using a 4-5 year old iMac running OSX 10.6.8. Editing in iMovie. Importing directly onto the iMac and backing up on a 1TB external drive.

A related concern is that throughout Sony's manual there are several warnings about using AVCHD formatted recordings on DVDs. Even though I'll be viewing the result on my iMac and on a DVD on my BluRay player. But if I share a movie I need to put it on a DVD (no BluRay burner). These warnings have me concerned. Is AVCHD going to be a problem for me?

Thank for any help.

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I though 24p was for effect, not quality?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 10:10 AM PST
In reply to: which image quality?

AVCHD on DVD is not a problem for me. It appears to be a problem for those that don't have a PC or a BD player.

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by cgulls66 / December 11, 2012 9:49 AM PST

by "film quality" I meant more of film characteristic than film goodness.

I did successfully burn onto a dvd and played it on my bluray player just fine. I lost some of the HD-ness, though. I need to look into this further. Would burning onto HD DVD-R help? Or does HD get lost somewhere else in the process like, say, the DVD burning drive itself?

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I have to go with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 9:54 AM PST
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Since there is nothing touching the AVCHD file from beginning to end, there is no loss.

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