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it would be dope if all ski movies were at least 1080i, i dont see all the movies going 1080p soon. DD 5.1 or DTS 5.1 should be however encoded on all movies 480p and up.
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the HVX can also use HDV (i think).
the codec doesnt mean the footage is HD or not. and from what i know the HXV is HD.
so right now i think companies are just creating different kinds of codecs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_codec), and untill they find a codec that is best they will stick with it, and that is when i think most cameras will go hd. but untill then (while everyone is trying out different codecs) we will be finding out that "the new HD cam you just got you cant edit the footage because your editing software cant read it, untill there is an upgrade" (that has only happened afew times with some cameras and im not sure which ones.