Panasonic/Sony add new consumer HD camcorder format
TAVCHD is a brand-new high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format that uses 8cm DVD media. It records 1080i and 720p signals onto 8cm DVD media using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for video compression and Dolby Digital (AC-3) or Linear PCM for audio codec.
Meanwhile, Panasonic has begun developing technology to record digital HD (high-definition) images onto SD Memory Cards. The company is also constructing a new environment for editing and playing back the images.