9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2009 1:28 PM by Jeron Coolman

    Video HD versus SD for the Web

    RickRoo Level 1
      Part of my current education course is to produce video for web use - have used Premier Pro Elements 4 in the past with mpeg 2 video, exported to flash for final production. But i will be using Premiere Pro CS4
      My question is - I have an opportunity to buy a new video Camera. Now the new Canon consumer HD models produce AVCDH MPEG4-AVC / H.264 in various forms (1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080). Is this not overkill for web videos that will be displayed in a small portion of the video monitor (no more than 4" x 4") and also put strain on the hardware that I use for Premiere Pro CS4. Will I get better results with HD over SD.
      If not then surely just buy an SD camcorder. The problem with Canon HD camcorders is that you cannot dial it down to SD
      Can anyone clarify this for me or point me to a concise understanding on the web.
      Thanks