Originally Posted by Edwin Hernandez
I have a DVCPRO HD DVD called ACCESS HD by Panasonic. It is a demo for the Varicam.
I took the video and downconverted it with Final Cut and with Quicktime. Man, it does look great. Just like film. The image was 720p @24p. I know Varicam is a 2/3" CCD camera, but hey, the HVX200 is a 1080p @24p camera, despite its 1/3" CCD. So it must look great too!
Key to the quality is the use of intra-frame compression as opposed to inter-frame compression such as MPEG2. This makes transcoding to another codec much easier.