HDV users are by definition concerned with picture quality. VideoStudio allows you to work with high definition videos just as you would with DV: batch capture, edit, apply filters and transitions, then output to various formats such as SD, HD or WMV-HD for Web-sharing.
After you have connected an HDV camcorder and properly set up the device for capturing, VideoStudio will automatically set the capture plug-in and device control to HDV Capture Plug-in and HDV 1394 Device Control respectively.
The HDV Capture Plug-in converts the source video from your HDV camcorder into an MPEG-2 Program Stream (PS) video file when capturing it into your computer. By converting the video, it allows you to take advantage of VideoStudio’s SmartRender technology when you edit the captured video clips. This means that whenever you preview your edits or create a video file, only the clips which have been altered will be rendered.