Thursday, March 22, 2007

QuickTime gains 720P Apple TV high-definition export mode

Looks like I'm going to get an Apple TV after all...

In an undisclosed and largely unnoticed update to its QuickTime video playback and conversion software, Apple has quietly added an “Export to Apple TV” feature capable of creating high-definition videos viewable on the Apple TV accessory. Unlike Export to iPod, which currently creates sub-DVD-quality 640 by 480 videos, Export to Apple TV creates not only full DVD-quality 720 by 404 videos, but also 1280 by 720 videos. These videos are viewable in iTunes, but cannot be transferred directly via iTunes to an fifth-generation iPod.


Friday, March 02, 2007 Neochroma enlarges tiny mobile phone displays to desktop monitor size

Via a prototype stereoscopic (?) phone attatchment that enlarges mobile phone displays to desktop monitor size.