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Why won't iMovie 10.0.1 let me share in 1080p HD?

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Dec 27, 2013 11:34 PM

I'm not sure that I am doing anything wrong, but when I go to share a movie project, the 1080p HD option is grayed out, and the next one down makes all my videos look like garbage, and thereby making the work of editing them and publishing them a complete waste of my time. Anyone have any suggestions? Please be explicit so I don't miss any potential steps to correct this. Thanks!

MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)

    Are you sure that your clips are 1080p?  

     

    Especially the first one you put in the project (which I think is what determines the resolution of the project)?

     

    If you click on the project icon then click on Info above the Viewer window you will see the project resolution.  I think you will probably find it is 720p which is the reason for not being able to share at higher resolution.

     

    Geoff.

  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)

    The resolution, eg. 720p, 1080p is the number of pixels in the vertical direction and determines the level of detail visible in the video, not the size it is displayed - any resolution can be made to fill the screen but there would be no advantage in outputiing 1080p from a 720p input since the necessary level of detail is not present in the original.

     

    Geoff.

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