Is this possible?

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    • #43619
      AvatarBinnz7dw
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      Hi everyone! I am trying to start working with HD and was wondering if anyone could tell me if my plan has any flaws? I have a Cannon XH-A1 to record in HD – then capture to my PC (it is a fast enough machine to edit, though barely) via firewire. Edit with Pinnacle Studio 11 – save/write to disc image as a HVDVD_TS – burn to STANDARD or Dual layer DVD (not BR or HD) – play the disc on a Play Station 3 hooked up to a HD TV via HDMI. I am trying to get by for awhile without having to buy a new computer with a BR or HD burning drive. I will have to buy a PS3 and was already going to get a 42" LG HDTV (or something comparable) Was hoping someone could tell me if this would work before i go and buy a PS3 (i dont normally have enough time for playing video games, but instead of buying a HD player for more money I figured that the PS3 would be the way to go. Thanks so much for any help with this!

    • #182904
      AvatarKevinShaw
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      The PS3 won’t play a disc intended for HD-DVD players, but it can play HD content rendered as a computer file in MPEG2 format with an appropriate file extension. Even better, it can play that directly from an external USB2 hard drive (with FAT32 formatting) or from its own internal hard drive or wireless computer network, so you don’t have to burn any kind of disc to play your edited HD videos. There are some steps to learn to make all this work but it’s not particularly difficult, and at $399 for the new base-model PS3 that’s a good deal for both SD and HD video playback. (The SD upsampling is very good.)

      If money is tight try making widescreen SD DVDs at a high bit rate and play those on a good upsampling DVD player via HDMI to your HDTV. This isn’t as good as HD but looks nice compared to most standard SD playback options.

    • #182905
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I give customers an apple tv to playback my work on.

    • #182906
      AvatarBinnz7dw
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      Thank you Kevin! Do you happen to know what file extension you would need to have on the file for the PS3 to read it? Do you think Pinnacle 11 would be able to create / render a file like that?

    • #182907
      AvatarKevinShaw
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      Thank you Kevin! Do you happen to know what file extension you would need to have on the file for the PS3 to read it? Do you think Pinnacle 11 would be able to create / render a file like that?

      The PS3 can play pretty much any standard MPEG2 file, using file extensions like M2P (SD) or M2T (HD). The video also has to be in a folder labeled “video” on a disk or drive with FAT32 formatting. Pinnacle should be able to create such files but I haven’t seen the latest version to confirm what output options it has.

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