Originally Posted by trevorjharris
Just been looking at the 3D Blu-ray specs:http://www.blu-raydisc.com/assets/Do...per_110712.pdf
This says it only supports
1920x1080 23.976 progressive
1280x720 59.94 progressive
1280x720 50 progressive (optional)
None of which are supported by the TD10. I am begining to think I made a mistake in buying this machine. Clearly the HXR-NX3D does support 1920x1080 23.976 progressive. Is the Sony firmware upgradeable to include this format on the TD10 and if so will Sony release it. My guess is that they won't as they would rather people bought another camcorder.
I have Cineform Neo which can deinterlace and change the frame rate. I am not sure how good vegas would be at doing that.
Trevor- The TD-10 is a 3D / 2D consumer camcorder. It is not a Blu-Ray device and has no association with Blu-Ray. It is a camcorder and there are no requirements a camcorder must follow. In order to go from your TD-10 to BluRay you'll have to use Sony Vegas which supports all the Blu-Ray specs. formats in it's rendering output collection plus many many others but not everyone that we would like to see, in particular, 3D MVC 1080 60i
The fact that Sony offers a similar output format as specified by the Blu-Ray standard in their Prosumer version just says that you can record in that format in the camcorder and not need to transcode to render to Blu-Ray in Vegas. Having that format in the prosumer camcorder does not eliminate needing Vegas in the work flow to get to a Blu Ray disk.
Will Sony offer the 1080 24p recording format in the TD-10 consumer camcorder? They could and just might in a future version of the camcorder next year maybe what I will call the "TD-11". There are a number of enhancements externally AND INTERNALLY that differentiate the HDR TD-10 from the HXR-NX3D prosumer version. If you must have that level of camcorder, then Sony offers it now. Can the TD-10 be upgraded to include the format via a firmware change? Maybe, maybe not. Often there is much more going on inside the camcorder that we don't understand. We do know that the HXR-NX3D has considerable more memory internally and different circuitry to support a number of prosumer features not included in the TD-10. So, my guess
is that the current TD-10 will not and can not be firmware upgraded. But as I do not know what's involved there is always that possibility.
Look at it this way- It is Sony's past history to come out with new models rather than upgrade older ones for free or for price even if capable. If JVC and Panasonic and Canon all do it ( have the recording mode) in consumer level product then I'm sure Sony will add that to the next version to keep competitive. If Sony does not release a new model next year and the current TD-10 is capable of being upgraded, then I would think Sony would want
to make a buck selling a firmware upgrade, leaving it up to you if the price is worth it. But don't hold your breath as that would be a departure from Sony's SOP.
There are those ( icerat4) who want to be able to record a 3DBD direct from the camcorder using a self contained Blu Ray burner for 3D. I'm sure recording in a 3D BD format would be the first step toward achieving that goal. I'm not in that camp but understand why and support that ultimate goal for them.