11 Facts About AVCHD Lite


Panasonic released the first AVCHD Lite camcorder aimed at the professional market in 2008, though it was nothing more than the FLASH card consumer model rebadged with a different model number.

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At the file system level, the structure of AVCHD Lite is derived from the Blu-ray Disc specification, but is not identical to it.

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AVCHD Lite-SD is used in the shoulder-mount Panasonic HDC-MDH1, as well as on its North American AG-AC7 cousin.

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AVCHD Lite specification allows using recordable DVDs, memory cards, non-removable solid-state memory and hard disk drives as recording media.

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Such AVCHD Lite discs are incompatible with regular DVD-Video players, but play in many Blu-ray Disc players.

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Some AVCHD Lite camcorders come with built-in solid-state memory either as a sole media, or in addition to other media.

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AVCHD Lite is a subset of AVCHD format announced in January 2009, which is limited to 720p60,720p50 and 720p24 and does not employ Multiview Video Coding.

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Consequently, AVCHD Lite-playback is not universally supported across Blu-ray Disc players.

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Panasonic AVCHD Lite camcorders offer interlaced, progressive scan or native progressive recording and combinations of these modes depending on a particular model.

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Consumer Sony AVCHD Lite camcorders released before 2011 could record 1080-line interlaced video only, while the prosumer HDR-AX2000 and professional HXR-NX5 cameras were capable of recording in interlaced and progressive formats.

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In 2010, Sony introduced AVCHD Lite to selected members of its Cybershot line of digital cameras.

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