8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 5:03 AM by John Cogdell
RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

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!

 

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  • 1. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Hi

     

    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

  • 2. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    Hey there, Bengt;

     

    Thank you for replying...you reply and help a lot, I've noticed, and I thank you for it!

     

    Maybe I'm not explaining correctly. I have gotten the desired behavior to happen, but usually not without several tries.

     

    in the Ken burns/crop screen, you get 3 options: Fit, Crop and Ken Burns. According to the flyout when you hover over the "Fit" option, Fit does do what I want..in theory. It's just that after I hit "Done" the slide goes back to the small size. I seems almost as though iMovie assumes that what I really want is the Ken Burns effect, and so it "insists" on delivering that.

     

    I try a half dozen more times and it finally "takes." Maybe it's testing me to see whether I really, really want it?

     

    But, from a UX standpoint, I'd say the word "Fit" says it all...maybe there should also be a "Yeah, I really really mean it" button, too?

  • 3. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    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

  • 4. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    OK..well if you want to achieve this, here's my recipe:

     

    create a graphic to size...in this case, 960 x 540. Import into iPhoto, then Cmd 2 in iMovie to reveal wherever you put your slide.  Drag that slide over one of your clips and from the resulting menu, choose picture in picture.

     

    You'll then get drag corners around the image and you can scale to fill but that seems to result automatically in a Ken Burns effect. In the timeline click on that gear menu and select crop/fit/ken burns.

     

    IN the Ken burns/crop/fit screen, select fit. your image should snap to fill-the-screen size, and when you hit "Done" your image should stay put. I emphasize "should" because it rarely works for me first time.

     

    But it can be done with enough determination. I don't know whether there's an exact sequence of events which will produce first-time success in this but I am all ears and eyes.

     

     

  • 5. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Tried

     

    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

  • 6. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    Thank you Bengt...

     

    your lingua is just fine!

     

    ;-)

  • 7. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    I may have found a solution to this...

     

    In creating a new project by control-clicking, I got a dialogue for a project properties..one of the options was for picture placement behavior. Ken Burns is the default but you can select Crop or Fit, too.

     

     

    HTH

  • 8. Re: Make a P in P fill screen, no fussing?
    John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)

    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).

     

    John