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Canon XH-A1 relating to BlueRay

by cal-cameo / March 14, 2008 1:06 PM PDT

What significance, if any, does BR vrs HD have to do with my 'soon to arrive" Canon XH-A1, subsequent HD Video editing software
(Studio Pinnacle Ultimate 11) and my new HD DVD burner ?
Hopefully all this hype is just about TVs...

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Your HD DVD burner is now obsolete.
by Kiddpeat / March 14, 2008 1:22 PM PDT

It will soon join the Betamax.

The XH-A1 is fine. It knows nothing about HD DVD or Blue Ray. It simply shoots and records high definition video. It can also, of course, also shoot standard definition.

I don't know about your editor. If it doesn't support Blue Ray, you may be out of luck. Sony Vegas, BTW, does support Blue Ray.

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Thanks for the bad news
by cal-cameo / March 15, 2008 2:36 AM PDT

...but at least Pinnacle allows for Blu-Ray editing, so it's not as bad as it could be...and thankfully, as you noted, the filming part of the process isn't affected. There are issues to be resolved, so I think it continues to be a waiting game. The industry may have spoken, but consumers will have the final word. I'm not selling the farm just yet. Thanks much for the input.

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