Apple TV Support AVCHD ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Dylanhc, May 24, 2008.

  1. Dylanhc macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
    Hi All,

    I'm new to the concept of Video on Mac's.

    I am about to buy a new HD Camcorder (Sony HDRSR12) and prior to making the purchase I want to ensure it is compatible with the Software and Hardware I want to use.

    I plan on using it for home movies (Wife is currently pregnant), I hope to be able to move the recordings from the Camcorder into iMovie to edit etc then display them on Apple TV all very simply.

    I have compared the specs of the Camera, iMovie and ATV and it seems I have a problem. The Camera records in AVCHD which is supported in iMovie (I think) however ATV seems to not support this format.

    Here is the camera Specs

    Here is the Webpage I found the Imovie support for AVCHD

    Here is the Apple TV Specs

    Seems strange iMovie would support yet ATV wouldn't, am I missing something ? if not and ATV will not play this format what will I need to do to get my Home Movies to Apple TV without loosing Picture quality ?

    Thanks in advance

  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
  3. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
  4. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
  5. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    That is an amazing improvement. I wasn't expecting Blu-Ray, nor any other offering from Handbrake for a while. Just need a piece of software on the mac now that can rip Blu-Ray. Any chance MactheRipper is getting updated?

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