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The disc types which you can create

You can create four types of discs using PlayMemories Home: Blu-ray Disc, AVCHD, DVD-Video, and Data disc. Select a disc type to create depending on the optical drive of your computer, image file formats, or players you use to play back.

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The disc type and image quality

■ Blu-ray Disc (HD)

Recordable file formats
Movie formats (.mts /.m2ts /.mp4)
Compatible media
BD-RE / BD-RE DL / BD-R / BD-R DL
The feature of the disc and compatible players

Saves videos to a Blu-ray disc in HD image quality.

Saves videos recorded in 3D, HD PS (60p), or HD FX mode to a disc in original image qualities without converting the image quality. (*1)

Blu-ray Discs can be played on standard Blu-ray Disc players, PlayStation3, and so on. (*2)

You need Blu-ray Disc software to play back Blu-ray discs on a computer.

*1  To save videos without converting the image quality, select [Create an HD 3D or HD (60p) Blu-ray Disc] option on the [Select a Blu-ray Disc type] window during the Blu-ray Disc creation.

*2  To play back a Blu-ray Disc created with the [Create an HD 3D or HD (60p) Blu-ray Disc] option, a Blu-ray Disc player that supports AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 is required.

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■ AVCHD Disc (HD)

Recordable file formats
Movie formats (.mts /.m2ts /.mp4)
Compatible media
DVD+RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD-RW / DVD-R (Cannot use an 8cm DVD (MiniDVD).)
The feature of the disc and compatible players

Creates an AVCHD Disc in HD image quality.

Saves videos recorded in 3D, HD PS (60p), or HD FX mode after the image quality is converted. (*3)

Converting the image quality takes more time than usual to complete disc creation.

AVCHD discs can be played back on the players which support the AVCHD format such as PlayStation3 or Blu-ray Disc players. Any players not compatible with the AVCHD format cannot be used.

You can play back AVCHD discs on a computer using the [Player for AVCHD] feature of PlayMemories Home.

*3  The image quality may be automatically changed during the disc creation depending on the recording mode or frame rate of the videos. Refer to the following chart for details.

Before converting > After converting

3D movie (28 Mbps) 60i/50i > Converting to the equivalent of 2D movie FH mode (17 Mbps) 60i/50i

PS mode (28 Mbps) 60p/50p > Converting to the equivalent of FH mode (17 Mbps) 60i/50i

FX mode (24 Mbps) 60i/50i > Converting to the equivalent of FH mode (17 Mbps) 60i/50i

FX mode (24 Mbps) 24p/25p > Converting to the equivalent of FH mode (17 Mbps) 24p/25p

MP4 movie (AVC / XAVC S / MPEG-4) > Converting to the equivalent of FH mode (17 Mbps) 60i/50i

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■ DVD-Video (STD)

Recordable file formats
Movie formats (.mts / .m2ts / .m2t / .mpg)
Compatible media
DVD+RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD-RW / DVD-R (Cannot use an 8cm DVD (MiniDVD).)
The feature of the disc and compatible players

Saves videos to a DVD disc in STD (Standard Definition) image quality.

Videos recorded in HD image quality are saved after converting to STD image quality.

DVD-Video (STD) discs are used widely and can be played on the most standard Blu-ray/DVD disc players.

To play back DVD-Video discs on a computer, you need DVD-Video Disc software.

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■ Data Disc

Recordable file formats
Still images (photos) formats (.jpg / .JPG / .MPO / .tif / .tiff /.gif /.SRF / .SR2 / .ARW)
Compatible media
CD-R / CD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW (Cannot use an 8cm DVD (MiniDVD).)
The feature of the disc and compatible players

Saves still images (photos) to a DVD/CD disc.

Creates thumbnail(s) in the HTML format in a DVD/CD disc for easy browsing.

Suitable for backing up the photos.

The photos saved on Data disc can be viewed on a computer.

You can directly open and browse saved photos from the [This PC] or [Computer] folder.

To view the saved photos using devices other than computers such as Blu-ray/DVD players, the device needs to support the file format for the photos.

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Maximum number of recordable contents to a disc

The maximum number of recordable contents (still images or movies) to a disc is as follows.

■ Disc type : Blu-ray Disc

HD 3D or HD (60p) movies : Maximum 200 contents

HD (60i/24p) movies : Maximum 2000 contents

■ Disc type : DVD

AVCHD (HD) : Maximum 2000 contents

DVD-Video (STD) : Maximum 2000 contents

■ Disc type : CD or DVD

Data discs : No limit

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