1036 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 9, 2010 8:41 PM by Alan McDonley
First let me congratulate you on the new addition to your family. I also have recently left 30 years PC behind for a new iMac, and am very pleased with my decision. As for iMovie though, I am having withdrawal pains.
I watched your youtube video in both 1080p and 720p resolutions. I was extremely impressed by your creative use of the camera, as well as iMovie features and transitions. As an engineer, I tend to understand applications from a "how the software works", and often miss "how the software can be used". Your video is quite a rich learning opportunity on how to use some of the iMovie features. (Perhaps you should market a "how to use iMovie" on-line seminar...)
I was distracted by the compression artifacts on diagonal edges of the headlights and body panels in the video footage at the start of the presentation. (I watched full screen on my 27" i5 iMac.) It was actually a relief when the presentation switched to "Ken Burns" and out/in focus transitions on stills. The stills were sharp with no distortion, even though they were possibly down-res due to the effects process.
The scrolling banner text displayed some interlace motion artifacts (at least on my computer), which seems to be a common problem in HD videos that I view on my HDTV. The text scrolled just a tad too fast for my taste, and with the motion blur, it distracted me from the original "wow" thought that arose when I first saw what you had done in that segment.
Please do not get me wrong - The presentation is phenomenal. Just plain genius and gorgeous. I can only dream of knowing a person with this creativity, for I know that it is not within me.
I would like to know more about what you shot the video footage and stills with, at what resolutions, and what export resolution/method used to send it up to you tube?