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WVGA vs HD questions please

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I have a Kodak Zi8, shoots in HD and WVGA and I realized Im not really sure what the advantages are in using WVGA besides getting more room on a SD card.

One thing I was wondering is for YouTube stuff does WVGA load up faster than HD footage ?

What are the advantages, if any, using WVGA instead of HD (720p, 1080p).

Sorry for what Im sure are dumb questions, I just dont know that much about WVGA.

Thanks in advance
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Davyo
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according the "$ man ffmpeg" WVGA == 852x480. Which for all intents and purposes is DVD quality. Plusses and minuses. If you're putting the content on DVD, that's a lot quicker turn around (less data). It takes up less space on the HDD, it takes less resources (CPU + RAM) to process (less data). But it is less data. You can't really add information to make it 1080p or even 720p. Moot if you don't need /want that. Or if you need longer recording times and such more than HD content.

WVGA = 852x480
720p = 1280x720
1080p = 1920x1080
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according the "$ man ffmpeg" WVGA == 852x480. Which for all intents and purposes is DVD quality. Plusses and minuses. If you're putting the content on DVD, that's a lot quicker turn around (less data). It takes up less space on the HDD, it takes less resources (CPU + RAM) to process (less data). But it is less data. You can't really add information to make it 1080p or even 720p. Moot if you don't need /want that. Or if you need longer recording times and such more than HD content.

WVGA = 852x480
720p = 1280x720
1080p = 1920x1080
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