Frank's thoughts on HDV  HDV - High Definition Video.
(High Definition Video)

• also includes complete coverage of AVCHD and XDCAM EX •

The Frank's thoughts on HDV Web page and all related content, including the Documentation Index that as of December 31, 2013 contained 4,455 PDF files of video-related press releases, brochures, user manuals, service manuals, and international standards documents, has been removed. However, a copy of the page as it appeared on January 25, 2008 can be found on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine Web site at the URL below.

It's where you want to go if you need answers to questions such as What is HDV?, What's the HDV field order?, Who invented HDV?, What is x.v.Color (IEC 61966-2-4 xvYCC)?, What is the HDV GOP structure and how does it differ between 720p HDV and 1080i HDV?, etc.

Along with HDV, the page also briefly covers the AVCHD and XDCAM EX video formats.

Please note that most of the links to PDF files on the Internet Archive's copy of the page no longer work.
HDV logo (animated).
High Definition Video - 720 Progressive logo.High Definition Video - 1080 Interlaced logo.
AVCHD logo.XDCAM EX logo.


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