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Lesson 8. Hardware and Interfaces > High Definition Formats

High Definition Formats

So far, we’ve been discussing standard-definition formats, but HD is coming on strong. Here are the HD formats you’re likely to encounter.

Digital Video Formats (HD) at a Glance
NamesBest FCP I/OBest FCP ControlComments
D-5 HDHD-SDIRS-422Current favorite HD mastering format
DVCPROHD, D-12SDI, FireWireSDI, FireWire 
HDCAM, D-11HD-SDIRS-422 
HDCAM-SRDual-link HD-SDIRS-422 
HDVFireWireFireWireSupported in FCP 5’s; until then use HDVxDV or Lumière HD to capture and transcode for earlier versions
D-VHSFireWireFireWireUse HDVxDV or Lumière HD to capture and transcode
D-6, VoodooSDIRS-422True uncompressed HD
HDD-1000, HDVSTransfer to modern HD formatN/AObsolete 1035-line HD reel-to-reel



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