Monthly Archive: December 2009

Why would I want to use 24p mode on my camera?

Why would I want to use 24p mode on my camera?

Today, many video cameras provide a “24p” mode for recording video at 24 frames per second. The default or normal mode of most video cameras is “60i” which is 60 half frames per second. Many cameras also now feature a “30p” mode or 30 frames per second. Why all these choices? See below – 60i is an old technology that...

Recording direct to disk from a Firewire equipped camcorder

Recording direct to disk from a Firewire equipped camcorder

There are mini-disk products that you can connect directly to your Firewire equipped camcorder to record direct to disk. But then tend to range in price from about $600 to $1800 depending on used vs new, capacity and vendor. An alternative is to record direct to your notebook computer. If you have a Macbook or Macbook Pro, a very easy...