Do I need a Blu-Ray burner for my computer to author my own high-definition home movies, or is there a way to make them with a DVD burner?
I'm not ready to spring for a Blu-Ray burner yet ... and Blu-Ray media is @#*!%$ expensive! Is there a way I can record high-definition – either 720P or 1080i – onto a DVD for playback in high-definition on a Blu-Ray player? If it is possible, what format / codec would it be, and how much playtime could I reasonably expect to get from a single or dual layer DVDs?
(Note: I'm interested in a solution that will play back on most/all players, as opposed to only players with some rare feature or obscure codec.)
Here's an interesting forum thread which specifically lists the Sony BDPS350 in it (I believe you own one). The main gist of the discussion centers around AVCHD codec used by the BD format and ensuring that UDF 2.50 filesystem is used. Tools mentioned are:
Unfortunately it's still the wild west. It's mostly trial and error. Not all players are 100% compatible and you need to try the discs created using different approaches on each player.
answered Dec 09 '09 at 02:52