PSP AVC files - what resolution

mdopp wrote on 9/21/2005, 1:14 PM
has anybody tried which resolution the PSP videos have ?
Native resolution is something like 480x270 but so far all available software could only get up to 368x208 resolution to work from a memory stick - only UMD videos are 480x270.
Can Vegas 6.0c now render 480x270 AVC files to the PSP ?


Laurence wrote on 9/21/2005, 2:42 PM
I gave my son a PSP for his birthday in June. I was so fascinated by the new PSP features that I updated the operating system on it today and tried exporting video using the export option on the tools menu. It seems that 4:3 is done using the 320x240 option and 16:9 is done using the 230x240 wide options. Not as good as the 480x270 that UMD videos are shown at, but not bad on the small screen none the less. So far it seems to work great.
p@mast3rs wrote on 9/21/2005, 2:54 PM
Is there anyway to author UMD movies currently? Seems worth checking in to.
Spot|DSE wrote on 9/21/2005, 3:39 PM
No. UMD is being kept deliberately proprietary for now. You'll see some really cool marketing stuff using UMD's from some clothing companies coming soon....and it's a bear to get authored at the moment.
farss wrote on 9/21/2005, 4:14 PM
"Being kept deliberately proprietary now"?
Is that an oxymoron or what?
So he we are, shooting video with Sony cameras, editing it with Sony software and ah, no sorry, we're not a clothing company so we can't make content for UMD?
I don't mind that it's a "bear", how to get the bear out of hibernation?
What do we, the loyal Sony users, say to our clients when they ask US to deliver content for UMD?
Maybe I need to go ask on a FCP forum, bet Sony have given their 'proprietary' secrets away to those guys.
Coursedesign wrote on 9/21/2005, 4:24 PM
Sony wants people who already own a particular favorite movie on DVD to pay as much again for the UMD, and then pay for the same movie again next year on BD.

I think it's already been hacked though.
Spot|DSE wrote on 9/21/2005, 4:31 PM
Nope. You won't see FCP with UMD either. My understanding is that no one, nada, is being provided license/access for the time being. Then again, I could be being fed incorrect information. But on this one...I'll bet I'm not. I'll bet the boys in Madison would like to get their hands on this one, just like Adobe, FCP, AVID, Ulead...anyone with DVD authoring would like to.
p@mast3rs wrote on 9/21/2005, 4:38 PM
I thought it was only games that Sony was keeping closed and that everyone was up in arms about UMD having porn on them. Now Im confused.
Spot|DSE wrote on 9/21/2005, 5:08 PM
The whole format is being restricted, until it's accepted as a standard. My understanding (and maybe someone can correct this), is that Sony is withholding license until the format is standardized with ISO/IEC. At that point, ANYONE will be able to author to it, provided Sony sells a license to a manufacturer to create software to author to it.
Porn movies will definitely be a delivery target for PSP, that's a given. Just like VHS, DVD, and streaming. likely will push UMD to a standard faster. But JUST porn and no games, etc? I don't think so.
farss wrote on 9/21/2005, 5:41 PM
All that's fair enough, I don't want a licence, don't even necessarily need to be able to author a UMD myself. Point is client asks can we make it happen, I'd like to be able to say "Yes but it'll cost..." and "It'll take ...". How much it costs to pay Sony or whoever to make it happen doesn't matter, it's simply having the knowledge to answer the question. If I've got to send a DB tape and pay $1M upfront, fine, at least we have an answer.
So far the process seems to be by invitation only, which doesn't seem a very logical approach to getting more work and more sales of PSPs.
p@mast3rs wrote on 9/21/2005, 5:53 PM
"So far the process seems to be by invitation only, which doesn't seem a very logical approach to getting more work and more sales of PSPs."

Actually seems like the invites are only to Hollywood studios with big bucks. Seriously, has there any recent release that hasnt been pimped with being available on PSP.

Maybe we will get lucky and Sony will give us a new feature of authoring WM9 HD/H.264 AVC DVDs instead of holding off for V7/DVDA4.
ottowr wrote on 9/21/2005, 8:19 PM
I notice that the presets for Sony AAC/AVC files are only for NTSC framerates.

Do PSPs only play NTSC or do they do PAL as well?

If so, are the dimensions the same (eg 320 x 240) ?
mdopp wrote on 9/21/2005, 9:40 PM
There are no PAL framerates (i.e. 25 or 50 frames per second) - not even on UMD. Everything has to be converted to 29,97 or 14,985 frames per second.
Regarding the UMD discussion: Right now there is not even a way to read or write to / from UMD outside of the PSP device - at least not outside SONY factories.
I was only hoping to get the same resolution when playing a video from the memory stick. But apparently that isn't possible either...
Since the PSP has a native 16:9 display the best resolution available for memory stick movies seems like 368x208 to me - 320x240 would not be an obvious choice.
Spot|DSE wrote on 10/6/2005, 7:18 AM
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