Posted by Ferdie Flores, MSCE, wedding Photographer Philippines
Be it for a wedding, a birthday or any other event, HD or 1080 systems seems to be all the buzz in the electronics world today! Very soon all videos will be in HD, and we’re facing the transition….and today 2 of our new babies arrived! 🙂 Welcome 2 -Brand New FX1000’s!!! Whoooaah!!!
Soon we’ll be coming up with our new HD services!
What on Earth is HD anyway? You need to first know what the number and letter mean in 1080p. The number 1080 refers to the number of horizontal lines used by a TV to produce an image on the screen also known as resolution. As of right now there are two different kinds of resolution Interlaced (i) and Progressive (p):
- Interlaced Resolution– a method of scanning vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning the odd lines first and then scanning the even lines to create a uniform picture.
- Progressive Resolution– a method of scanning vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning the lines in one consecutive pass allowing for a sharper picture. Flat Panel and most Digital Projection televisions use Progressive Resolution.
So 1080p means 1080 lines of progressive video rendering. Now that you have a better understanding of how to read resolution, here’s how you can apply it to find out what definition you are actually watching. There are four different levels of definition right now.
- Standard Definition (480i). Standard Definition is what you would see on Digital Cable with a basic connection.
- Enhanced Definition (480p), an example of Enhanced Definition would be a DVD playing on your typical DVD player, slightly better quality than standard but still not high definition.
- High Definition (720p-1080i) – High definition produces a much better picture because of the large number of lines it is able to produce. This allows for images on the screen to have much greater detail.
- Full HD (1080p) -The fourth level of definition and the highest available, found only on Blu-Ray Disc and HD DVD players.
1080p produces one incredible picture, but you need to have the right equipment to see it.
Here’s a diagram to differentiate all the different systems:
… See you in the HD world! 🙂
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