FCE + VisualHub + AppleTV

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by robemich, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. robemich macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    I'm shooting footage with an older Sony HC30 in 16x9 format. The footage looks good, and I can edit in 16x9 format in FCP. I can export the footage to raw DV format. The resolution that gets exported in 853x480. I've been using VisualHub for a longtime now, and I've been trying to run the 853x480 footage through VisualHub to transcode to H.264 MPEG4s for my :apple:TV. Every time VisualHub changes the resolution to 720x480, and I lose the widescreen aspect ratio. :mad:

    I think there is something that I'm not understanding. :D I'm just looking to keep my 16x9 aspect ratio so my movies will look normal on a widescreen TV. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx.

  2. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    I am not sure why you need visual hub for this. FCE or FCP has a export preset for the appleTV.
  3. scamperdekot macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2007
    Look at my response...

    Look at my response in
    "AVCHD to apple tv"

    This may help you?

  4. robemich thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    FCP export to AppleTV results

    The file that exports directly from FCP is 853x480. Looks great through Quicktime and Preview. When I import the movie to iTunes to sync to my :apple:TV, it reverts to 720x480, and I lose widescreen. Ideas?
  5. scamperdekot macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2007

    Use the following process and it will allow your FCP movie to be displayed
    on Apple TV just as is.

    Creating a 'blank' movie

    * Create an image of solid black, 100 x 100 pixels and import it into
    Quicktime Player using the open image sequence command with a
    duration of 1 second.
    * Record silence into Quicktime Player by disconnecting the microphone.
    * Combine these two into one movie.
    * Export this movie into a .mov file using H.264 video and AAC audio. It
    should be a second long or less.
    * Lock this file in the Finder so you don't write over it by accident.

    Use the blank movie to create syncable files
    * Open the blank movie.
    * Open your video.
    * In your video select all and copy.
    * Switch to the blank movie.
    * Push playhead to the end of 1sec.
    * Select 'Add to Movie' from the edit menu.
    * Optional: Open the "Movie Properties" window, select the blank video
    track, and alter its scaled size to match the main video track.
    * Save a copy of this movie, self contained, to your hard drive.
    * Import the movie into iTunes.
    * Change the title or other tags as appropriate.
    * Sync with your Apple TV (Streaming will work too).

    Apple TV will be fooled into thinking the movie is NTSC but it will be at the
    best resolution you can get out of Apple TV.

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