About the AVCHD format

What is the AVCHD format?

The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record a high definition (HD) signal using efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio data.
The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than that of the conventional image compressing format.
  • As the AVCHD format uses a compression coding technology, the picture may be disturbed in scenes where picture, field angles or brightness, etc. change drastically, but this is not a malfunction.

Recording and playback on your camcorder

Based on the AVCHD format, your camcorder records and plays with the high definition image quality (HD).
In addition to high definition image quality (HD), your camcorder is capable of recording a standard definition (STD) signal in the conventional MPEG-2 format.

Video signal*: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1920 1080/60i, 1440 1080/60i
Audio signal: Dolby Digital 2ch
Recording media:
HDR-CX190/CX200/PJ200: memory card
HDR-CX210/PJ210: Internal memory, memory card
* Data recorded in AVCHD format other than the above mentioned cannot be played on your camcorder.