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Playing video parallel to slide show in iMovie 09

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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,

 

Gerritos

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).

     

    Geoff.

    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)

    Hi

     

    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 QT.mov 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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