Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 2:44 AM (in response to Ted-from-CA)
Can this bug be fixed?
Don't know - but I know what I would have done
I would create the Original
• Export it as full Quality QuickTime .mov
• Import this into a new Project
• Apply the PIP water mark
(Same process as when doing Multiple Texts or PIPs etc)
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Thanks for the tip, that ***** though, start burning up HD Space, extra steps to the workflow. I hope Apple reads this the fixes the problem. I appreciate your work around.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Ted-from-CA)
out of experience from iMovie 1 to HD6 / 08 to 11
Apple - never fixed any problem related here - not just interested - compare the out-roar on iDVD and the lack of it.
No Apple knows best - how ever wrong they are - and has not up till today understood the subtle art of listening and learning.
Yours - Very happy when there are work around's - that helps us to complete a task - Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Ted-from-CA)
Hello! I was disapointed too when I couldn't find Cutaway and PIP features, the'ye still there! Go to Imovie preferences and activate, "show advanced tools" All is good now! Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to Ted-from-CA)
I asked the iMovie expert in an Apple store about this and he confirmed it is a bug and clearly has been for a while. Export, import, then add PIP and export again results in a lower quality video as it degrades with each export. I sort of get around it by adding the PIP as close to the transaction as possible but that does mean it appears and disappear suddenly, the transition icon goes grey when it is too close.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to Ian on iTunes)
This is not a bug. It is a feature. iMovie does all rendering in one pass, so you cannot do effects that require multiple nested renders. For this you need Final Cut Pro.
I understand what you are trying to do, but iMovie is not the right tool for it.
I think the Bengt's workaround is reasonable if you don't otherwise need to spend the $300 for Final Cut Pro.