Apple TV and Hi Def Camcorder

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Edandlindz28, May 13, 2007.

  1. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    Okay so this maybe a stupid question, but if I edit a hi def camcorder video, can you:

    1. make it an HD movie (which format do I use)?
    2. use the aTV to watch it?
     
  2. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    Quite easy if you're using iMovie HD...the software now includes a preset for exporting to Apple TV. Read this. More details and alternative approaches can be found in the aTV discussion forums on Apple's website.
     
  3. Edandlindz28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So does iMovie only export 720p or does it do 1080i (older HDTV no 1080p)? I am not at my computer so I can't look and see.
     
  4. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    Well, the Apple TV only supports up to 720p (not 1080i), so using the preset in iMovie with HD source material from your camcorder would export video at 1280 x 720, 24p. Of course, iMovie HD itself supports up to 1080p.
     
  5. Edandlindz28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I can import it into iMovie at 1080i, then I export it at 720p to play on aTV?

    Also can you rip HD DVD with the DVD-R in the iBook or can it only rip normal DVDs?

    I am thinking aTV will be a better way to watch my camcorder movies than hooking it up to the TV
     

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