What is the memory capacity of a movie that has been converted from high definition format to standard definition format?
Article ID: FAQ100146 | Date published: 05/29/2015 | Date last updated: 09/24/2015
 

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What is the memory capacity of a movie that has been converted from high definition format to standard definition format?
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Approximate memory capacity after converting an one hour movie to standard definition

The memory capacity of a standard-definition movie (MPEG2 or SD-VIDEO) after conversion differs depending on the length of the movie or the bit rate selected when converting.
For example, the approximate memory capacities after converting an one-hour movie to standard definition are as follows.

 

 

Approximate memory capacity after converting an one-hour movie to standard definition
Recording Mode Memory capacity in high definition (before conversion) Memory capacity in standard definition (after conversion)
MPEG2 / SD-VIDEO
9Mbps 3Mbps
MXP (24Mbps) 12GB 4.2GB 2.0GB
FXP (17Mbps) 8GB
XP+ (12Mbps) 6GB
SP (7Mbps) 3.5GB
LP (5Mbps) 2.7GB

 

 

* If a high-definition movie recorded in SP or LP mode is converted at 9 Mbps, the memory capacity after conversion will become larger.

 

 

NOTE
  • The approximate memory capacity after converting a three-hour movie to standard definition is three times the values shown in the above chart.
  • The memory capacity per hour varies depending on the scene. Therefore, we recommend that you prepare an SD memory card that is about 1.5 times larger than the approximate memory capacity.

 

Checking the memory capacity in standard definition after conversion

To convert to a standard-definition movie, scenes are copied from the built-in memory to memory card. Therefore, it is necessary to have an SD memory card in the card slot of the camcorder.
When converting, you can check the memory capacity after conversion by referring to the information that appears on the camcorder's LCD screen.

 

 


Required memory capacity to convert to standard definition

Approximate memory capacity after conversion

 

 

Please see the Instruction Manual that is supplied with your camcorder for the conversion procedures.

 

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