Camcorders forum: Choosing best resolution/quality setting for recording video

by: pdaphone February 14, 2013 5:32 AM PST

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Choosing best resolution/quality setting for recording video

by pdaphone - 2/14/13 5:32 AM

I just bought a Sony HDR-CX260V camcorder that I intend to use for recording volleyball matches my daughter is playing in. It will be mounted on a tripod and record continuously through each match. I will later edit the video to pull out clips and assemble them to send to a college coaches. I am guessing they will watch them on their computer, but not sure about that yet.... may use a DVD player.

I bought some 64G cards and also have extended batteries.

So looking at the manual, I'm not sure how much benefit I gain in choosing the different quality levels vs. that added battery drain and space usage.

PS - 28Mbps 1920 x1080
FX - 24Mbps 1920 x 1080
FH - 17Mbps 1920 x 1080
HQ - 9Mbps 1440 x1080
LP - 5Mbps 1440 x 1080

and then whether to choose interlaced or progressive.

The default is HQ and claims to go 660-880 minutes on 64G.

Going with FX would cut that down to 360 minutes on a 64G card.

I'm not sure if they increased quality levels are going to dramatically change the output.

Thoughts?

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