View Full Version : Shooting HDV and capture as SD

05-07-2009, 11:20 AM
If you shot HDV 16:9 on let's say a HVR-A1U and captured as SD. Would it retain the 16:9 Ascpect ratio?

05-07-2009, 11:32 AM
It should but you may loose quality. What I have done in the past is import the HDV footage into a SD project and scale down the HD footage to match the SD footage. The result is a great looking SD video!

05-07-2009, 11:47 AM
why would it lose quality? people say that it actually looks better.

05-07-2009, 11:48 AM
But the main question I have is about 16:9?

Huy Vu
05-08-2009, 05:25 AM
It would depend on the scaling that the camera does, some camera does it better than other. The answer is yes, you would get 16:9.

Robert M Wright
05-08-2009, 06:06 AM
Rather than rely on the camera to downscale the image, I suggest using VirtualDub to do the downscaling (use Lanzcos resizing).