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Old March 17th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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Recording Modes

I recently purchased a Panasonic AG-HMC150. I love it.

I'm wondering about the recording modes. What do PH, HA, HG, and HE stand for?

This is probably a simple question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. Thanks.

Also, if anyone noticed, I apologize for cross-posting. I originally posted this in the AVCHD Format thread but meant to post it here.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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They primarily refer to the data rate.

HE = 6 megabits per second (Mb/s)
HG = 13 Mb/s
HA = 17 Mb/s

All of the above are available only in 1080/60i

PH = 21-24Mb/s, and is available in 720p, 1080p, or 1080i. PH is the best-quality recording mode, but it takes up the most space.

For example, on a 32GB card, you can fit three hours of PH mode footage, or 12 hours of HE mode footage.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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They primarily refer to the data rate.

HE = 6 megabits per second (Mb/s)
HG = 13 Mb/s
HA = 17 Mb/s

All of the above are available only in 1080/60i

PH = 21-24Mb/s, and is available in 720p, 1080p, or 1080i. PH is the best-quality recording mode, but it takes up the most space.

For example, on a 32GB card, you can fit three hours of PH mode footage, or 12 hours of HE mode footage.
Thank you for the information. I was actually referring to the letters. Are they acronyms?
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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I think they're Economy, Good, Advanced, and Professional High-Def.

Not 110% sure, but 95% sure.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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I think they're Economy, Good, Advanced, and Professional High-Def.

Not 110% sure, but 95% sure.
I'll believe that.

I thought it would be easier to remember what the individual bit rates were if I knew what the heck they stood for. I still don't think it's logical enough to be excluded from the manual but, oh well. Thanks a lot!
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