Apple’s new wireless video device, aptly named the AppleTV, is now shipping. Already the hackers are having fun with the device, adding XviD support via Perian and upgrading the device’s internal hard drive.
All this excitement over the AppleTV is great for new media videographers, who have yet another platform to distribute on. Just the same though, this blessing is a curse – one more platform means one more render pass. One more platform to optimize your video for.
Fortunately, Zadi Diaz and the fine folks over at the JetSet Show (a Rocketboom enterprise) have already encountered this problem, and have provided their rendering settings for public consumption. I haven’t tested them out (I don’t own an AppleTV) however they seem fairly concrete from a quick inspection. Any AppleTV owning-videographer types want to verify?
On a slightly related note, if you have any render settings, filters, plugins, or anything else that you want shared with the world, feel free to jot off a quick email to YouMakeMedia – our email address is editor (at( youmakemedia )dot) com. You can also direct message me at Twitter for a speedy response.
Via Twitter / Zadi