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Converting Hd Movie To Blu-Ray

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Hello I have a HD home made video that I created using Roxio couple of years ago.

 

I noticed using Roxio Creator 2012 Pro - Roxio Video Copy & Convert > Convert Video> (inport the movie into Source section) there is an option to convert video to Blu-ray.

 

Before purchaing Blu-ray DVD burner & blu-ray disks, I wanted to validate if converting the existing disk into Blu-ray will actually convert the source and will look like a blu-ray movie?

 

or Do I need to film origianlly using blu-ray format or some other format and have a specific videocam (if something like this exists) or filming using regualr HD video and then converting to blu-ray is enough? Will the quality of the movie be different?

 

Thanks for reading.

 

 

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Stan,

 

Blu-Ray movies look so good because they are photographed at very high resolution and burned to disc at that resolution. However as you suspected, there's very little you can do to enhance the look of something that was filmed at a lower resolution. The convert to Blu-Ray option is only of use when you have very high definition video as the source.

 

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Brendon

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Thanks Brendon,

 

I wonder how old movies that were filmed (15 years ago) are converted now to blu-ray format/disks. Do they use some magical software? cursios how they do it.

Also can you recommend a good video-camera? when purchaing a video-camera what specification should I be looking at? what is important to look at? Thanks,

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I believe your Hollywood-type cine film has extremely high definition, and I understand they use very-high-powered computers to clean up and enhance old movies that they are digitally "re-mastering", but I have to say that's a matter of Art and Science which is way beyond my skill. I only understand the very edge of it, and even then only vaguely.

 

I have had very little experience with video cameras in the past few years, so I'd invite anyone experienced enough to help you to please step in here and give you some guidance.

 

Thanks very much,

Brendon

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I would suggest that older movies that were "shot on film" as opposed to "shot on video" would be rescanned at higher resolution to be put onto Blu-Ray. If all you have to start with is a "standard definition" video, then Brendon is right, without a lot of processing power (and appropritate software) to go in and up-sample, interpolate, smooth, edge detect, and all other things that can be done to an image, there's not a lot the general consumer can do.

 

Conversely, I have a Blu-Ray player that does "up-sample" to HD, and that really does work. The image looks better then simply blowing up a standard def image to HD size. It obviously has the smarts and processing power to do some of that smoothing and interpolating.

 

Good luck!

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Hi Stan, Re: Camcorder

 

Can you tell us a little more about what you want to do with the camcorder? For instance there are "Action cams" that you can strap to your body to do hands free recording. Costs are from about $100 (US) to over $500 Are you just planning to take family videos inside (primarily) or outside (primarily Are you interested in 3D? Are you interested in Ultra high definition (multiples of 1920 by 1080 or PAL equivalents?

 

I have a Canon 3D camcorder, a Sony HD camcorder, an ION action camera, and a XACTI camcorder I just bought a SOOCOO S60 Action Camcorder good for underwater video and images I have two young granddaughters and use the XACTO a lot. It fits in the palm of your hand and is easy to use because it has a pistol type grip All my camcorders are 1920 by 1080 (HD) You also have a choice of built in memory or removeable memory. I think they may still make camcorders that recorder to DVD (but are only slightly editable)

 

As you see, there are too many options to suggest just one camcorder so you should think about what you are going to do with it. (I seldom use the 3D camcorder) This (link) is very dated but it should give you a start about what you should consider

 

Remember also that you will need a blu ray burner and a blu ray player (or computer program to play the blu rays) Also if you limit you time to about 40 minutes, you can burn a high definition video to a standard DVD as an AVCHD disc Not all players will play an AVCHD disc but there are many available..

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Thanks Brendon,

 

I wonder how old movies that were filmed (15 years ago) are converted now to blu-ray format/disks. Do they use some magical software? cursios how they do it.

Also can you recommend a good video-camera? when purchaing a video-camera what specification should I be looking at? what is important to look at? Thanks,

 

20 Years of Movie Titles were filmed in 4K and nobody bothered to save them!

 

http://4k.com/news/20-years-movie-titles-filmed-4k-nobody-bothered-save/

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