The HR10 is Canon's first AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) DVD camcorder. AVCHD uses an MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video codec, recording true 1080 High Definition resolution video. An advantage of the AVCHD format is that it captures twice as much video using less storage onto DVDs which play in AVCHD compatible Blu-ray disc players. Making this new technology even more convenient to use is the HR10's compact size. Measuring only 2.6" wide, 3.7" high and 5.2" deep, it's the world smallest AVCHD Format DVD Camcorder*.
Added to the HR10's handy size is the convenience of shooting high definition on DVD. No more fear of taping over precious moments by accident, since you can only record onto a blank section of the DVD. True random access on a DVD means you can review your footage quickly and easily, without waiting for tape rewinding or fast forwarding.
The ease of DVD and the stunning images of Canon High Definition are yours in the HR10.
Canon HR10 can capture both standard definition and high definition footage. High definition footage in the AVCHD format can be finalized in camera or copied onto DVD media with included software. However, DVD media containing AVCHD footage should only be used in AVCHD compatible players otherwise the DVD player may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning.
"AVCHD" and the "AVCHD" logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation.