Video Scaler

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

  1. vizion macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    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

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    Hi,

    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

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    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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