As some of you may recall, I upgraded to a new HPX170 HD camera. Then discovered that I need to add additional software to Vegas just to edit it. I also found that I should add a P2 card reader to my editing terminal, to download my video product faster. Using USB2 works, but requires the camera to read the card in the "PC" mode, to download. It is also very slow to transfer data this way.
Yesterday I recorded some video (in HD 720) at work and edited it into a 4 minute presentation. Since the file is somewhat large, my headquarters folk in Washington asked me if I could copy it to a DVD and mail to to them, rather than upload it to the Internet and stream it.
I said ok, I have Ulead DVD Movie Factory 5, which has an option for burning "HD DVD" disks. So, I loaded the video (a HD 720p .wmv) into the program. No problem. The program converted the file for storage in a project file, but it would not allow me to select the "record to disk" option. I was also attempting to burn it onto a DVD-R disk in my standard DVD burner.
I probably know the answer to this without asking (I need to upgrade). I'm sure if I bought a BlueRay burner and BlueRay disks, my problem would be solved. Short of that, is there an alternative DVD disk type that I can burn HD video using a standard DVD burner? Probably not, but I figure it would not hurt to ask, other than exposing my lack of knowledge in this particular area.