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Playing video parallel to slide show in iMovie 09

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Gerritos Calculating status...
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Dec 28, 2013 11:21 AM

Hello guys,


I couldn't find a clue on google, so I try my luck here in this forum. Currently, I am working on an iMovie 09 project. This project shall include pictures as well as videos. As I don't want to wait for the video to finish in order to see the pictures, I would like to have the video played in the upper right corner and parallely see the slide show of the pictures in the left and lower right corner with a black background.

Is there any possibility to make this work in iMovie 09? I have tried a little bit the picture-in-picture function but it is not quite what I need as the pictures are displayed in full screen and the video partly covers the pictures...


Thank you very much in advance for some hints!


Best regards,



iMovie '08, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)
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    Dec 28, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to Gerritos)

    You could put your still pictures on the iMovie timeline, then add the video as picture-in-picture and adjust the size and position the video window in the upper right corner.


    To format the pictures in the right size and location on a black background  - you will have to do this in a stills editor application before importing into iMovie (since iMovie only allows one picture in picture at a time).



    Mac mini (Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9), Boot drives replaced by SSDs
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Dec 30, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to Gerritos)



    May be I'm not understanding to 100% but I get the idea that You want to play a movie and a SlideShow in parallel and be able to stop / forward one or the other independently.


    On a DVD this is as I see it impossibly. But You didn't say so either.


    I would

    _ prepare movie to a QuickTime .mov movie

    _ so the SlideShow too


    Then connect a Mac to a big Flat-screen or Projector


    Start both movies in QuickTime - and set QuickTime player to play even if there is more than one playing at same time. (in QT-preferences - You can select this)


    No You can let a movie play in one window and start/stop a SlideShow in another and all to be viewed on a larg screen or via projector.


    Yours - figuring - Bengt W


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