Apple TV Support AVCHD ?

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

  1. Dylanhc macrumors newbie

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    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

    http://www.sony.com.au/dis/catalog/...WSCFCCFEQK0IIUKIV0?id=HDRSR12&_requestid=1496

    Here is the Webpage I found the Imovie support for AVCHD

    http://www.apple.com/au/ilife/imovie/

    Here is the Apple TV Specs

    http://www.apple.com/au/appletv/specs.html

    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

    Dylan
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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  3. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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  5. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    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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