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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 7:18 pm 
Hi,

How much video can I get on a 16Gb SDHC card, I have just bought an LX3 and need to know how many cards I will need to buy.

Also, will I lose much quality putting the 720p videos onto DVD and not Blu ray?

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:17 am 
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From my LX3 review:

Interestingly, despite the slightly lower 24fps frame rate, Quicktime’s Movie Inspector still measured the LX3’s HD bit rate at around the same 25Mbit/s as previous Lumix models, so you’re still looking at around 3MB per second. You can keep filming until the file size reaches 2GB, giving you approximately 11 minutes of HD material.


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:08 am 
88 minutes then!!

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:10 am 
..Any thoughts on what there is to lose creating DVDs of the 720p video, in terms of quality. I dont have masses of hard drive space and dont have a Blu Ray writer - so putting on to DVD was going to be the best option for me.

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Downsampling HD to standard def will give good-looking results.

I suggest editing your video in 720p and saving a copy on your hard disk in case you get a blu-ray burner in the future. Then use this file to make a DVD in the meantime.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:36 pm 
Thanks. I was hoping to get away with class 4 card for 720p, as I could then keep the SD cards as my new millenium of home video tapes...

Do I need class 6 minimum for 720p? Class 4 are obviously a little cheaper.

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