Not that a lot of people even get the chance to have that hassle, but Canon’s always been a forward-looking company. These camera-to-disc recorders are nothing new; it’s been a way for mom and pop to put their DV footage onto DVDs for years, but this sucker is next generation. It takes regular MPEG-2 SD footage like the rest of ‘em, but now it also takes HD in the form of the widely-used AVCHD codec. You better hope your camera has some decent on-board editing capabilities, though – them Blu-ray discs don’t exactly come cheap just yet.
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