720p HD on non-HD dvd player

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      Avatardnathan
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      I’ve read that if HD shoot is rendered in 720p and burned to a normal DVD, the HD quality will be there on a normal DVD player, and that the only downfall is that you get about 15 minutes. Can anyone provide the technical side of this and/or feesability? I don’t mind burning several DVDs if I can get the quality I’m after.

      -Dana

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      It is possible to put even 1080i content onto a standard "red" DVD using the standard "red" burner in a PC. However, it must be played back on a HD-DVD or BLU-RAY player, not a standard DVD player. You get about 23 minutes on single layer, double that on Dual Layer. Picture quality, if smartrendered, is just like it came direct from camera.

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      Yes you can burn hi-def 1080i/720p video onto regular dual-layer (DVD-9) discs and they will play perfectly in your HD-DVD player. Each disc can hold up to 36 minutes of 1080i hi-def video.

      There is an article on how to do this here –
      http://www.weddingvideodoneright.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=100

    • #182501
      AvatarKevinShaw
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      As others have noted you can store high-definition video as data files on a DVD, but that won’t play in standard DVD video players. This is because DVDs can hold any kind of information but standard DVD players only recognize SD video content in a particular format, not HD.

      You can currently distribute HD video on data DVDs for playback on computers, the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, Divx-HD video players and maybe a few other options. The amount of video which fits on a disc will depend on how you encode it and what type of disc you use.

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      dnathan Wrote:

      I’ve read that if HD shoot is rendered in 720p and burned to a normal DVD, the HD quality will be there on a normal DVD player, and that the only downfall is that you get about 15 minutes. Can anyone provide the technical side of this and/or feesability? I don’t mind burning several DVDs if I can get the quality I’m after.

      Only if the player specifically supports HD formats like WMV-HD or Divx-HD. In theory, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats can also be supported using traditional DVD transport, but I don’t think this will ever be implemented by anyone. Manufacturers of players have to pay royalty fees for every device sold, so creating a sub-$200 player that uses standard DVD transport but is able to play disks with HD-DVD/Blu-Ray data layout is not commercially sensible. There won’t be any significant number of DVDs with HD-DVD/Blu-Ray data layout anyway.

      So again, your best bet is playing WMV-HD or Divx-HD files off a regular data DVD. Look for players that explicitly support this format and bitrate. There are few of these available, search at divx.com.

      Standard DVD players (and I mean, as standard as they come) will NOT play HD files.

      compusolver Wrote:

      Even if you could somehow put the "quality" onto the DVD, you couldn’t get it into your TV/monitor because there are no connections that would carry the proper signals except those made for hi-def, which naturally don’t connect to standard DVD players.

      There are a lot of sub-$100 players that have HDMI output or hi-def component output.


      Michael, Canon Elura User Pages

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