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Old Mar 4, 2010, 1:41 AM   #1
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Default Kodak zi8 not in 1080p

First off, I try not to be one of those guys who posts on random forums right after registering and ask a question thats been answered a million times over. I searched and found only a few chats but nothing that helped me so here goes..

I have the new zi8 1080p when i hook it up to my tv (Sharp 52" LCD) the video is in 1080i not 1080p.

My tv always handles 1080p perfectly with everything but this.

Anyone have any idea? I contacted Kodak and that didn't help much at all saying that 1080i and 1080p are exactly the same (which it's not)

Thank you in advance
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 1:05 PM   #2
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First off, I try not to be one of those guys who posts on random forums right after registering and ask a question thats been answered a million times over. I searched and found only a few chats but nothing that helped me so here goes..

I have the new zi8 1080p when i hook it up to my tv (Sharp 52" LCD) the video is in 1080i not 1080p.

My tv always handles 1080p perfectly with everything but this.

Anyone have any idea? I contacted Kodak and that didn't help much at all saying that 1080i and 1080p are exactly the same (which it's not)

Thank you in advance
yes i have noticed that too ! Those idiots don't know the differences between progressive and interlaced scanning... i'm gonna call them and complain about 1080P. That's not 1080P that 1080i ass--les!

you should call them too!!! And tell them not only about false 1080P but cropped 1080P.. did you know that you missing a lot of pixels when shooting at 1080P the picture looks zoomed! Point your kodak at an object and switch to 720P/60fps then back to 1080p you will see that 720P puts more view on your screen than 1080p.

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 4:30 PM   #4
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First off, I try not to be one of those guys who posts on random forums right after registering and ask a question thats been answered a million times over. I searched and found only a few chats but nothing that helped me so here goes..

I have the new zi8 1080p when i hook it up to my tv (Sharp 52" LCD) the video is in 1080i not 1080p.

My tv always handles 1080p perfectly with everything but this.

Anyone have any idea? I contacted Kodak and that didn't help much at all saying that 1080i and 1080p are exactly the same (which it's not)

Thank you in advance
is there a chance your tv thinks its a camcorder that shoots at 60i so it interlaces it?
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 7:13 PM   #5
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Maybe the Zi8's HDMI output is 1080i (I don't know), but it definitely records in 1080P. Pull up one of the video files on your computer in MediaInfo, and it will clearly say progressive scan.

That being said, 720p60 is clearly the best overall mode on the Zi8. I would only use 1080P if you're shooting something in the distance and you want it to appear closer-up without needing to use the digital zoom.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 8:43 PM   #6
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Yes, it's very common for the HDMI on the camcorder to output 1080i directly to a widescreen TV.

However, what the camcorder records is 1080p.

To get 1080p playback on your TV, you need to make a Blu-ray Disc and then play the Blu-ray Disc in a Blu-ray Player that supports 1080p output.
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By the way, this is true for most camcorders and not just the Kodak.
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