HD Camcorder to Apple TV2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Itogator, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello and thanks in advance for any replies.

    I am in the market for a new camcorder. Previously, I imported from my SD camcorder into iMovie 08, edited the movie and used the "share to iTunes" feature to get the movie into apple TV. Is this the best way to have been doing it?

    My main question is with HD camcorders. They are either 1080i (AVCHD) or 1080P. Since Apple TV doesn't support 1080p, I will probably buy the 1080i as having my home movies on apple tv is very important to me. What would be the best way to get the best video quality from my home movies into the atv2?
    Should I just continue to dump it into iMovie 08 and share to iTunes? Should I shoot my video in less than 1080i since atv can't handle that either? I'm confused and would greatly appreciate some feedback!

    Thanks again
     
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    Best? Or the best way without spending money?


    No. Buy the best you can afford...you can always dumb down but you can't 'smarten' something up in a camcorder.



    The best way would be to give the A-TV whatever it wants. The really difficult method with the most money being spent for a small improvement (considering you still want to use iTunes) would be to shoot in the highest definition your camera permits then import it into iTunes where it will get crushed almost beyond recognition.


    Should I just continue to dump it into iMovie 08 and share to iTunes? Should I shoot my video in less than 1080i since atv can't handle that either? I'm confused and would greatly appreciate some feedback!

    Thanks again
     
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    I Agree

     
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