Wednesday, April 27, 2005

iMovie HD 5.02 now supports a minimum screen size of 1024x720: A nod to HTPC?

Macbidouille reports that the 5.02 update to iMovie HD changed iMovie HD's minimum resolution requirement from 1024x768 to 1024x720. This is very interesting, because even the low end iBook has a screen resolution of 1024x768 already, and it's basically impossible these days to buy a desktop monitor less than 1024x768.

However, many people have been looking at utilizing the Mac mini for HTPC purposes, and many high-end TV sets support the 720p resolution, which is 1280x720. Apple's change in the iMovie's requirements seems to be a nod to this group. Now Mac minis can be used to edit iMovie HD projects on 720p HDTVs directly.

1 comment:

ms said...

Just a little more please!

Pur setup actually needs a vertical resolution of 680.

This is the usable area for a Sony 720p set.