“Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs is testing his influence on the technology makers once again, this time by calling out makers of high-definition camcorders,” Ben Charny reports for Dow Jones Newswires.
“Last week, at an event to introduce Apple’s new line of computers, Jobs suggested that high-definition camcorders are having trouble producing top-quality video for personal computers,” Charny reports.
“Jobs is weighing in, rather subtlely, in the battle over what high-definition video standards become the norm. The rhubarb is over what happens when videos shot by the latest of high-definition camcorders is moved from the camcorder to a personal computer,” Charny reports. “When the transfer is done, the picture quality loses some of its resolution, Jobs said during a public appearance last week.”
“‘HD camcorders don’t have sensors for full high definition,’ Jobs said. As a consequence, when videos are transferred to a [computer], ‘they produce images at slightly lower resolution than HD,'” Charny reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Windows Vista prevents users from playing high-definition content – Network World, Friday, August 10, 2007