Apple TV's 540p vs 1080i big fuss

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by CMD is me, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. CMD is me macrumors 6502

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    I was hot to get a AVCHD camera, edit in FCE or iMovie then watch on AppleTV. But I read that the 920 x 1080 video has to be exported at 960x540. But isn't iMovie just converting 1080i to 540p? Maybe not, I don't know, but there is a lot of fuss about iMovie/AppleTV only being 540p @30fps. So what's the difference?

    I've watch a 1080i HDV recording and it looks great on my HDTV. Big question -- in the end how does the final AppleTV HD video look compared to the original HD content?
     
  2. CMD is me thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry posted I should have posted this in the AppleTV forum.
     

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