AVCHD – the new format for Sony and Panasonic HD digital camcorders

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Just when you’re trying to get your head round the merits of the existing HD formats, Sony and Panasonic conjure up another.

Over at HDTV UK, a brief explanation of this new format, known as AVCHD, is being offered. If I were to summarise if further, I’d say the discs used are like conventional CDs (as opposed to the more common cassette-based MiniDV system) and you get just 20 minutes of video per single sided disc.

But to find out more on the new format, head on over to HDTV UK now.

Dave Walker