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Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?

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RaySkater Calculating status...
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Feb 22, 2013 11:15 AM

I'm trying to put a slide in my iMovie, using P in P. I want the slide to fill the entire screen; it is sized for it. Yet, when I scale up to what I want and hit "Done" the image insists on going back to the small size.


How to insert a slide and have it obey what I scale it to first time around, without repeated fussing?


thank you!



  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to RaySkater)



    I don't think You can do this in iMovie'11


    You need FinalCut Pro - and use Key-framing to do a thing like this (at least I know this works)


    But in iMovie I never been able to do a thing like that. Sorry


    ( I can be 100% off and others WILL Correct and set You right - and me a big embarrassment )


    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to RaySkater)

    Lucky You


    I never made it work.


    Hopefully your Mac will get it soon.


    and now You set me of to try to get it to work too. I wonder.


    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to RaySkater)



    And can get something like it - Sort of transition function limited to just a few seconds (the zoom)


    Skärmavbild 2013-02-22 kl. 20.44.24.png

    Sorry for the lingua - but Bild in Bild = Picture in Picture

    and by selecting Zooma

    and setting duration to 2:00 seconds

    I kind of got something like it


    But - this is 100% more under control in FinalCut and You can change speed / size at Your liking


    Skärmavbild 2013-02-22 kl. 20.44.41.png

    Skärmavbild 2013-02-22 kl. 20.44.50.png

    Skärmavbild 2013-02-22 kl. 20.44.53.png

    Just a test


    Yours Bengt W

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Feb 24, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to RaySkater)

    Instead of using Picture in Picture, have you tried Cutaway?


    Drag the picture directly onto the clip in the project timeline (just as you do for PIP). When you drop the picture, a pop-up menu appears. Instead of selecting Picture in Picture, select Cutaway. You can apply Fit, Crop and Ken Burns to the Cutaway, as desired (among other things, including Effects and Opacity adjustments).



    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E


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