4.1 High definition shown on television
There are some who say there is no point in shooting High Definition (HD) when the finished product is only ever going to be shown on current television – I disagree. Just as a film originated on 35mm film looks better on either PAL or NTSC than one originated on 16mm or Digi Beta, the same is true for HD, as it is a picture of very similar quality to 35mm. This is known as retaining the quality headroom. As HDCAM tape recorded in the 24P format was always intended to be the international exchange format we can, hopefully, expect a gradual increase in picture quality for prestige programming. It is possible to play a 24P HDCAM tape out of, say, a Sony HDW F500 video tape recorder (VTR) ...