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I will be buying new cameras for data recording soon. There are a lot of cameras now that record in high definition (HD) and it seems that there are be pros for capturing HD video (e.g., clearer pictures for detailed coding).

Does anyone know whether there are any problems or potential issues for coding HD movies in MacSHAPA or OpenSHAPA? Has anyone tried it?

Are there other pros or cons for using HD cameras?

asked 08 Nov '11, 14:12

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OpenSHAPA can handle high definition video, so long as the videos are in a Quicktime compatible format.

The potential issues for using an HD camera is the recording format that the camera uses. We have found that newer SONY HD cameras do not record to a friendly format (which also takes up way too much disk space). The videos can be converted to a quicktime-friendly format, but other cameras might record directly to a Quicktime format that is easy to import.

Of course, HD video playback will depend on the specs of the computer running OpenSHAPA, so I wouldn't try it on an old machine.

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answered 16 Dec '11, 06:27

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