3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 9:34 AM by emsaso
sgendry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
how do I create a slideshow in imovie 11 that has no transition whatsoever and where each picture only plays for a fraction of a second (0.2 to 0.5 depending)?

I have worked out how to trim to selection, assume it is not possible to import pictures to the event library (you have to browse them in the smaller "iphoto" box on the bottom right), but don't understand how to remove the automatic zoom in & out (all the durations that can be edited in the project properties are down to zero)

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imac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 1. Re: can't create simple slideshow with no transitions, less than 1s per pic
    2cute2b2smart Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    If you turn off automatic transitions before you import your pictures, you won't have that problem. That's in preferences.

    I'm not sure you can set the picture duration that short. I have not tried it, and I have run into other time limitations in iMovie that made no sense. As for the moving "zoom in and out" that is Ken Burns. Open iMovie Help and type "Ken Burns" and select: "+Modify the motion (Ken Burns) effect applied to a photo+"
    It gives very specific directions on how to control this effect.

    I always use picture in iPhoto because I can do edits there more easily first, and then I move them into an "album" to choose them, then select them all and drag them into the iMovie project. That's much easier than working with that dinky box in iMovie.

    From the trouble you're having it might be able to prepare the project with this in mind and start over. Alternatively, you could select the pictures and drag them to iphoto and make an album from the "last import" so you don't have to start ALL over.

    Hope that helps!



    Karen
  • 2. Re: can't create simple slideshow with no transitions, less than 1s per pic
    sgendry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    very helpful.
    Thank you!
  • 3. Re: can't create simple slideshow with no transitions, less than 1s per pic
    emsaso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You should turn every individual photo into its own slideshow in iPhoto. Then you can import each "slideshow" (photo) into iMovie and adjust the duration there. (You can make each photo less than 1.0 second in iMovie, but not in iPhoto.) It takes a lot of time, but it works perfectly.