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Can I create a high-definition (HD) disc using the PlayMemories Home software?

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HD movies can be burned to recordable Blu-ray Disc and DVD media. Before creating a Blu-ray disc or DVD, download and install the latest version of the PlayMemories Home software.

Complete information about creating a Blu-ray disc or DVD in HD quality is provided on the PlayMemories Home Support website:

Depending on the recording mode or the frame rate of the HD video, the software will automatically convert the recording to the appropriate format. Refer to the tables below for details.

For Blu-ray discs:

Recording mode (Bit rate) Frame ratePlayMemories Home
3D recording (28Mbps) 60i/50iNo image quality change
PS (28Mbps) 60p/50pNo image quality change


For DVD discs:

Recording mode (Bit rate) Frame ratePlayMemories Home
3D recording (28Mbps) 60i/50i2D recording Converted to FH (17Mbps)
PS (28Mbps) 60p/50pConverted to FH (17Mbps) and 60i/50i
FX (24Mbps) 60i/50iConverted to FH (17Mbps)
FX (24Mbps) 24p/25pConverted to FH (17Mbps) and 60i/50i


NOTES:

  • When creating a DVD, videos recorded in the PS or FX recording modes may take some time to burn because the video bit rate requires conversion.
  • When creating a DVD, videos recorded in 3D by 3D-compatible cameras do not take much time converting the 3D video to 2D. This is because the images recorded with the left-side of the camera lens are saved as 2D images.