2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2013 6:54 AM by tobybarker
tobybarker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm using iMovie 11 9.0.9 (1795) and a Samsung S10 video camera.

 

I've imported a clip (16:9) from camera, then dragged it into a project - no other changes.  In the thumbnails in event library, and in the thumbnails in the project library, the whole picture is visible.

If I put the cursor over the event library, so the clip plays in the top right window - and the edges are visible.

If I put the cursor over the project library, the clip in the top right window plays, but it's as if it's zoomed in, and around 10% is missing off each edge.

If I then publish the video, it's missing the edges.

 

Both the event and the project say they're 16:9 and 25 FPS.

I've tried it with the camera set up for TV and for Web - made no difference.

 

I'm sure it's something I've set up or done, but I've no idea what - can anyone help please?

  • 1. Re: What I see in the viewing window (top right) is truncated
    John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)

    Turn off clip stabilization. Stabilizing clips causes a zoomed in effect, such as you are experiencing.

     

    Double-click on the clip tp open the Inspector. In the Clip tab, uncheck the box labelled "Stabilization - Smooth clip motion".

     

    Also, in the menu item iMovie>Preferences, in the Browser tab, uncheck the box labelled "Automatically stabilize clips that have been analyzed".

     

    When importing clips to an Event there is an option to analyze them for stabilization. It's best to deselect this option, as this will speed up the import process. You can always analyze selected clips after import, then stabilize them using the Clip Inspector item once added to your project.

     

    John

  • 2. Re: What I see in the viewing window (top right) is truncated
    tobybarker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!  I'd noticed it was worse if I was zoomed in on the camera - which all makes sense now.

    Thanks very much!