- VPAdvanced video coding high definition. A format for recording and playback of HD video onto removable flash media and hard drives. It uses the MPEG-4, H.264 video compression codec.————————T&FAVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. Developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic, the format was introduced in 2006 primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders. Favorable comparisons of AVCHD against HDV and XDCAM EX solidified perception of AVCHD as a format acceptable for professional usage. Panasonic released the first professional AVCHD camcorder in autumn of 2008, followed by Sony in the first quarter of 2010.In 2011 the AVCHD specification has been amended to include 1080-line 50-frame\/s and 60-frame\/s formats and stereoscopic video. The new modes also allowed higher system data rate than existing modes.AVCHD and its logo are trademarks of Panasonic and Sony.For video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC\/H.264 (AVC) standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. For audio compression, supports both Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) and uncompressed linear PCM audio. Stereo and multichannel surround (5.1) are both supported.AVCHD supports a variety of video resolutions and scanning methods, which has been further extended with the 2011 amendment of the specification. The licensing body of the specification defines a variety of labels for products compliant with specific features.Most AVCHD camcorders support only a handful of the video and audio formats allowed in the AVCHD standard.
Audio and video glossary. 2014.