As you might know from earlier entries in this blog,
2006 is the last year of broadcast for Standard
Definition (SD) television.
The NTSC raster scan shrinks to a dot on
31 December 2006, only 5 months hence.
Come New Year 2007, it's a brave new world
of High Definition television. (HDTV)
Shows have been broadcast sporadically in HD,
but from now on, participation is mandatory.
You will make HD. That's the official word.
It's possible the FCC might change its collective mind,
but I wouldn't count on it. Especially if you make
video to pay the rent.
What do you need to get started?
For the past 10 years, video production means "computers."
HD means "more computers," and "bigger-faster" ones, too.
Here's a FREE white paper that explains
what kind of integrated computer system
you need to make HD properly.