498 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2005 7:28 AM by JMeek
Thanks for the quick response, I will try that (unchecking the Ken Burns Box). All of this is new to me. I have only been a mac user for a month or so.
I just want to make sure i understand, after the images are on the timeline I turn the Ken Burns effect off before playing it back in iMovie? I read in other posts that I should have it on when importing images, but it crops them and I dont want that as well as the zooming effect in playback mode. I just want the images as is and just still slides in playback. Is that still what I want to do to achieve that?
The aspect ratio would be 4:3. I'm not currently at my powerbook, but I believe iphoto has a 4:3 crop already built in as a selection. Unfortunately, some of your photos may have to be cropped if they are not already in a 4 (horizontal) to 3 (vertical) ratio, but better to decide for yourself how the photos get cropped than to have imovie guess.
I suggest looking at the iMovie HD tutorial offered by Apple here:
Also check out iMovie Help, available from the Help menu of iMovie.
Turning on the Ken Burns checkbox is a good idea to help avoid iMovie adding jaggies to the image later. The zoom animation can be turned off even when the checkbox is on.
More here about the Ken Burns controls:
Karl Petersen, "Ken Burns Effect is destroying my life" #3, 01:09pm Aug 26, 2005 CDT