Video CD

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Video CD

A Compact Disc (CD) format introduced in 1993 that holds full-motion video. Developed by Panasonic, Philips, Sony and JVC, a Video CD (VCD) holds 74 minutes of VHS-quality video and CD-quality sound using MPEG-1 compression. A Super Video CD (SVCD) format was later introduced that used MPEG-2, but playing time was reduced to as little as 35 minutes. Introduced three years before the first DVD players were available, VCDs did not catch on in North America, but were popular in Asia. Video CDs can be played on many CD-ROM and DVD drives as well as CD-I and 3DO players. Specifications for this format are defined in the "White Book." See DVD.

  Video CD Resolutions                     VCD         SVCD

  NTSC (30 fps)      352x240     480x480

  PAL/SECAM (25 fps) 352/288     480x576
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Pros: Permite organizar el material por categorias, incluye editor con opciones para mejorar las imagenes; permite compartir en VideoCD, tarjetas impresas, eCards, calendarios, presentaciones de diapositivas, enviar a Palm, galerias Web y galerias virtuales 3D.
With powerful software included to help you get the most from your CD drive, you'll soon be able to create CDs in a whole range of different formats including VideoCD and, of course, audio CDs.
In addition to printing back to DV tape and saving in AVI or VideoCD MPEG-1 formats, muvee autoProducer DVD Edition now lets users save their finished productions as DVD-ready MPEG-2 files, which they can either play back on their PCs, or drag and drop into any external DVD-authoring program to be authored onto DVD-R/RW media.
Most consumer DVD players can also play MPEG-1 as long as they comply with the more than ten-year-old VideoCD format, which makes the hope of getting a disc played back a lot more likely than sending tape.
7GB - over two hours of MPEG-2 video, eight hours of VideoCD MPEG-1 video or approximately 1,500 MP3 music files.
Finished videos can be output on low-cost CD-R and CD-RW discs in the VideoCD or Super VideoCD format or on DVD-R discs in the DVD format.
ONYX supports all major CD formats, including CD-ROM, CD-DA (DAO and TAO), CD-EXTRA, Mixed Mode, Multi-session, HFS, Hybrid, PhotoCD, VideoCD, CD-I, PSX, Sega CD, Rock Ridge (UNIX), and CD+G (karaoke).
Other features include MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and DV input/output, MP3 music and VideoCD support and several new templates and special effects.
You can save your collection of favorite shows to DVD or VideoCD and play them anywhere on most standard DVD players.
SimpliCD Copy also supports copying of audio; data modes 1, 2, and mixed; CD+G, CD-extra, VideoCD and PhotoCD formats.
While several software packages are fairly appropriate for this use, you will probably be better off using two different applications, one to edit the video, the other to create the videoCD or DVD.
ONYX supports all major CD formats, including CD-DA (DAO, TAO), CD-EXTRA, Mixed Mode, Multi-session, CD-ROM, HFS, Hybrid, PhotoCD, VideoCD, CD-i, PSX, Sega CD, and Rock Ridge (UNIX).