I used to author 3x HD DVDs using ULEAD DVD MovieFactory and played back my edited footage on an HDTV. This was both time consuming and my footage was limted to about 23 minutes on a single layer DVD-R. The rendering process using Vegas Video 8 pro was extremely time consuming. In November 2008 Western Digital announced the WD HD Media Player. I bought one recently for playback of my edited footage from my HV20. The WD HD media player is primarily intended for playback of HD movies found on the net. However it plays back m2t files output from and HV20/30 flawlessly at the full 25 Mb/sec bit rate. I now edit with Vegas Video Pro 8 and render the output in HDV (m2t) format. This is much more efficient in terms of time than re-encoding the video in a format such as VC-1. The WD HD Media player supports NTFS so there are no more time limitations to the footage other than the hard disk size. After editing, I copy the footage to a WD passport hard drive and plug it into the player which plays the footage back at 1080P on my TV. It was definitely worth the $89 I paid for it.
Playback of WMV HD, MOV, AVI, MKV, DIVX files is also supported.
It's now 2010 and Blu-ray burners are "obsolete."
Low-cost NLEs like Pinnacle Studio (starting with version 12.1, <$50 on Amazon) can burn HD AVCHD DVDs on regular DVD media with interactive menus.
Max length is about 25 minutes, but the HD quality is superb and the discs play on any Blu-ray player.
No need for Blu-ray discs or a Blu-ray burner.
Okay, I get what you're saying now! *Smacks head* I forgot that Blue-ray burners are able to burn everything down the line as well (Blue-ray burner = DVD and CD burner too). Someday I might be able to catch up on this modern technology. Speaking of which, how does one explain a DVD burner which won't burn DVDs?
I find it very surprising that so few spammers are intelligent enough to camouflage their links better.
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