Video Scaler

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vizion, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. vizion macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012

    Aside from FCP X and MPEG StreamClip, what other programs can zoom out (reduce video from 100% to 80%) ? StreamClip is great but not that fast in encoding.

  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    1, StreamClip uses X264 so it's essentially as fast as other apps using the same encoder (HandBrake) - and is WAY faster than Apple's Compressor used by FCPX.

    2, what do you mean by zooming out? Do you currently have a cropped video with the left/right sides cropped to make an entire 4:3 screen utilized?

    - if you have an ATV2, use XBMC, it can change the aspect ratio. I'm pretty sure you won't need to reencode in this case.

    - if you have an ATV3, wait for the jailbreak.

    - if you have a 4:3 TV, get a 16:9 one.
  3. vizion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012

    It's not the apect ratio. It's the zoom mode. If you set it at 50% then the video will be 50% smaller. I use it in Streamclip all the time.
  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    You mean downsizing to quarter-Full HD (960*540) size? Unfortunately, a full reencode is needed, then - preferably with something X264-based as it's the best and fastest. (Unless you use hardware-assisted encoding.) That is, HandBrake or Streamclip.

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