Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2010 7:09 PM (in response to pemarsh)same here....macbook pro 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.5), got the whine....
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2010 11:47 AM (in response to pemarsh)Were you shooting the video in portrait mode and not landscape?iMac 27, late 2009; MacBook Pro 15, late 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.1), VMWare Fusion 3
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2010 9:50 AM (in response to pemarsh)quick & low tech solution:
1. open your portrait-oriented video in quicktime (which is probably an mp4 file).
2. click "save as" in the quicktime "file" menu.
3. create an imovie-compatible video file by using the "format" drop down menu. select anything that will give you a .MOV format file extension. for example, movie, HD 720p, etc.
4. import the newly created .MOV file into imovie.
5. you'll see an unstretched portrait-oriented video in imovie.
hope that's satisfactory.MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2010 11:35 PM (in response to Stephen Stark)yes...does this make a difference?Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to pemarsh)
I also struggled with the same problem for a week (even though my files were .mov already). I found this steps helpful: opening the video clip in quicktime first, then Export it to a certain folder (desktop would be the easiest) using a 720p format (found on the dropdown menu under the "Save As" or "File Name" bar) and then import the video to imovie. This time, the video should not be stretched anymore.
Hope this helps!