Sony, Panasonic partner on HD-on-DVD spec

Sony and Matsushita today launched a would-be standard for HD camcorders that used DVDs as their storage media. The two companies said they would promote the AVCHD specification on their own products – Matsushita doing so through its Panasonic brand – and encourage other camcorder vendors to do the same.

Basically it is a spec for recording HD on DVD-R simply by using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec instead of MPEG-2, up to 16:9 1080p. The irony here is that using advanced codecs to encode HD on DVD is one of the proposals the Blu-ray Disc Association rejected as an addition to the BD family of specifications – that was something Time-Warner was pushing.

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