iMovie HD to Apple TV best setting

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by sas76, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. sas76 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2006

    I hope this has not been covered already, if so just point me in the right direction.

    I want to export my iMovie HD projects to apple TV (in my case a xbox 360 running connect 360) .

    From the connect 360 website
    "HD video streaming
    Connect360 now supports WMV+WMA, H.264 and MPEG4 video sharing, allowing you to stream HD quality video right to your living room!"

    I have been using the default :apple:TV settings and they look good but not great. I have been trying out other settings without much luck.
    I am also burning the to DVD and they look perfect.

    I am using a sony DCRPC108E a new iMac and veiwing on a Panasonic Plasma about 120cm, something around there.
    Also I have ripped many of my own DVD's using handbrake and the :apple:TV settings and they look great.

    Are there any other settings I should try ? any ideas ?

  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Best settings I've been able to use on the :apple:TV are :


    Bitstream around 4000k

    24-bit 48k Audio

    Anything above that I've been unsuccessful in copying over to the :apple:TV

    It's also best to start with a RAW 1080i or 1080P file.
  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    For my HDV 720p projects, I sometimes use default AppleTV setting and sometimes quality looks a bit better with H264/4000kbps/1280x720/24fps video and 160kbps AAC audio. I wish AppleTV was powerful enough for 30fps at 1280x720, but it is what it is...
  4. sas76 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2006
    Thank's I will try these settings
    Could it just be the quality of the video I am editing ? although when burn't in iDVD it looks as good as the original.

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