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Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby irispix » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:50 pm

Could someone help me understand the difference between the following Record Mode options?

FX 24M, FH 17M and HQ 9M.

I am about the shoot my first video and want to set my camera right.
I have posted this question in other forums but haven't received a reply.

Once I am done recording, I want to burn it to an HD and SD DVD disk.
I would like to know if the settings above make any difference.

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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby TreeTopsRanch » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:03 pm

Those are quality settings. The FX24M is the highest quality and the one you want to use.
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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby irispix » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:02 am

Do you know if there is an editing issue between FX, FH and HQ?

A friend is telling me that the higher the quality of the recording mode the longer it takes to edit. I will be using Premiere Pro CS5.
Also please let me know if regardless of the recording mode I will be able to burn both HD and SD DVD's.
I am so in the dark that it's pitiful. Thanks again.
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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby Bob » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:49 am

Your camcorder records in AVCHD. AVCHD is very computationally intensive. If your computer isn't powerful enough, it can be very frustrating to edit in real time as playback can stutter and scrubbing with the current time indicator can take a while for the displayed frame to catch up. The higher the bitrate, the worse it will be. Accordingly, we normally recommend a computer with a quad core processor for working with AVCHD. If your computer is fast enough, editing should not be a problem even at the highest quality setting. What are your computer's specs?

If your computer isn't powerful enough to handle the AVCHD source, Premiere Pro CS5 has the ability to set the sequence preview resolution to a lower value than the frame size. This will lower the preview quality, but you will be able to play back previews in real time that the computer cannot play back at full frame size. This won't affect the quality of the edited video. You can export the completed video at full resolution. Alternately, you can choose to convert the video to a less computationally intensive format and edit that.

Yes, you will be able to create both HD Blu-ray discs and SD DVDs from the same project regardless of the recording mode. Premiere Pro/Encore can do the transcoding.
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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby irispix » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:07 pm

2.13 gigahertz Intel Core i3 M 330
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Hyper-threaded (4 total)
I will be using an external hard drive and was thinking of increasing RAM to 8GB

I have decided recording on FH 17M rather than FX... or should I choose the HQ lower quality?

My project when finished will be a .45 min video approx.
Do you think it's too much to ask for this computer?
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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby Barb O » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:23 pm

I looked on the Sony site to find additional information. I think that this link describes your laptop - ... avigation=

and it contains the following info -
Sound System : Intel® High Definition Audio
Backlight Technology : LED
Resolution : 1366x768
Screen Size : 14"4
EPEATâ„¢ : Gold
ROHS® : Compliant
Multimedia Card Reader : One Memory Stick PRO™ media slot (Standard/Duo) with MagicGate® functionality One ExpressCard® /34 media slot One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Action Buttons : VAIO, Assist, Wireless on / off, Display Off
Computer Type : Notebook
Pointing Device : Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger)
Type of Use : Portable
Chipset : Mobile Intel® PM55 Express Chipset
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M GPU with Total Available Graphics Memory of 2007MB (max.)12
Graphics Video RAM : 256MB dedicated video RAM
Max. External Display Resolution via HDMIâ„¢ : 1920x108015
Max. External Resolution via VGA : 2048x1536
Camera : Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking technology
Keyboard : QWERTY, 82 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
DC-In : 1

This info that I found does not include (so please add)
-- the capacity and the rpm of the laptop hard drive
-- the type of ports available for connecting the external hard drive (I suspect that it would be USB 2 port).

FYI - I do suspect that your laptop is underpowered: however I posted the above details to make it easier for others to post more specific comments and suggestions.
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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Based on what you and Barb posted above, you are likely going to find editing AVCHD on that computer very frustratingly slow. Sorry.

It's worth trying, of course. But most likely your video will not play smoothly and the program will be slow to respond to any editing you do.
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Re: Sony NEX VG10 Record Mode

Postby Chuck Engels » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:28 pm

irispix wrote:was thinking of increasing RAM to 8GB

Unless you are running Windows 7 64 bit don't even worry about getting anymore RAM as it will not help anyway.

It is an i3 Quad Core so you might be ok, worth a try though.
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