7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2012 7:13 PM by Randy Ketchum
stevebangert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have iMovie 09 and I'm trying to put together a slide show with transitions and ken burns effects.  I'd like to have the highest video quality output but have not been able to find a 1080p export option for iMovie09.  Is 1080p actually an option in iMovie09 or do I need a newer version?  Is there a better option for making a slide show with transition and ken burns effects?  One thing I'm not happy about in 09 is the ken burns effect only goes up to 10 seconds and I have some panoramas I'd like to pan longer.  Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.  I'm running osx 10.8.2 on an older 09 imac.

  • 1. Re: export 1080p movies
    panoramaBobl, Bob Thompson2 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Take a look at Fotomagico.  You can get a free trial license.

    Good luck,

    Bob

  • 2. Re: export 1080p movies
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    If your source material supports 1080P, then you can Share from iMovie in 1080P. For movies, you can tell if the dimensions are 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480 etc.

     

    For photos, 1080P is a little over 2 megapixels, so anythin over that should allow 1080P.

  • 3. Re: export 1080p movies
    stevebangert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know my photos exceed the resolution of any current tv.  The question is what program do I use to create a movie in 1080 hd.  I have iMovie 09.  Will iMovie 09 export a 1080p movie file or do I need something else?

  • 4. Re: export 1080p movies
    stevebangert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion.  I looked at their web site and it does look like Fotomagico might do what I'm interested in.  It's not inexpensive and I do already have iMovie 09 if it can be made to export a 1080p hd movie file.  It might also be cheaper using an updated verion of iMovie if it has the features I'm interested in.  Fotomagico did mention a quicktime export in various formates so I'm assuming it will do a 1080p.  If I don't have any better choices I'll look into a free trial.

  • 5. Re: export 1080p movies
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    It has been a couple of years since I have used iMovie 09. I can't remember if there was a 1080P preset, or if I had to do it through the SHARE/EXPORT TO QUICKTIME option.

  • 6. Re: export 1080p movies
    stevebangert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help guys.  All I needed to see was if it was possible.  I did find the quicktime export option for hd at 1080p.

  • 7. Re: export 1080p movies
    Randy Ketchum Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Are you talking about exporting using the export option or using the share Media Browser option?  The one thing I'm really wondering is if you share to iDVD what format does it use when it shares?  Does it use the best possible resolution or ?