Originally Posted by dirtrider261
I dont realy dont want to spend more than $500, Im only using it to video tape hunts and my motocross races. I am just stuck between the HF200 and the SONY HDR cx150. I want one that is very user friendly which i no the canon is im just worried that i won't beable to put my video on dvds
From the Amazon website...
HD-to-SD Downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video. These standard definition files make it even more convenient to edit, share video online, or create a DVD. The downconverted video can be transferred to your computer via traditional methods – i.e. USB connection, card slot – or wirelessly to sharing sites with an Eye-Fi SD memory card.
What' the big deal about the on camcorder HD to SD downconversion ?
....Even with a powerful computer it can take many hours to do the downconversion needed before you burn a standard DVD.
Also for making high definition AVCHD discs...
DVD Burner Compatible
You can also easily burn DVDs of the video shot with your VIXIA HF M30 as it is compatible with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and with the click of a few buttons, your videos will be burned to an AVCHD disc for play in a compatible DVD player.
AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
AVCHD discs are maxed out with FXP 17Mbps whilst MXP is 24Mbps.
Unless you have a huge screen with a lot of action on your video you probably won't notice any difference between FXP and MXP.