10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2009 8:15 PM by Dick Deaton
Dick Deaton Level 1 (45 points)
All of a sudden I can't turn off Ken Burns effect, I turn it off with Media > Show Photo Settings > Turn off Ken Burns Effect > Click Update it closes; I reopen > Show Photo Settings > and its ON again. Twenty Five percent of the picture disappears in the margin. I hate it with a passion; Does anyone know haw to disable it forever?

Dick

PowerPC G4 Dual 1.25GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1 GB Memory
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Although you cannot permanently remove the Ken Burns effect option, you can set your default to having it off.

    You need to apply your settings to a particular photo and then the changes should be the new default.
    Drag any photo into the timeline. Select 'show photo settings' and deselect KB effect and update that photo.
    Close or hide photo settings. Click on something else. If you don't want the photo in your timeline, delete it.

    When you open the 'show photo settings' again, your recent changes should be there.

    If this process does not work for you, try deleting iMovie's preference file.
    With iMovie closed, go to your Home file(YourUserName)/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imovie.plist
    Drag this plist file to the trash. iMovie will create a new one when you reopen it.
    Reopen iMovie.
  • Dick Deaton Level 1 (45 points)
    Thank you Beverly:

    I tried all your suggestions previously with all photos highlighted and it seems to be a permanent default. I had trashed the iMovie .plist twice plus shutdown and restart. I tried adding as you suggested the single picture procedure but it defaults back to Ken Burns affect almost immediately. I don't want to reinstall iLife 06 I will lose all the updates.

    Thank you,
    Dick
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 (7,150 points)
    +it defaults back to Ken Burns affect almost immediately.+
    That is not how it works for me now, but I do remember that I had some problems with it in the past....maybe an earlier version. I am using 6.0.4 now. What version are you using?

    Did you try repairing permissions on your hard drive? Sometimes that can clear up an unusual problem.

    Try opening a new iMovie project and just importing in a few photos and see if you can get KB off.
  • Dick Deaton Level 1 (45 points)
    Work around: I built a new movie from and old iMovie and > Save As< a new movie. I made a Model to keep in my Movie folder.

    Thanks,
    Dick
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 (7,150 points)
    That was a great idea! Glad it worked for you.
  • Dick Deaton Level 1 (45 points)
    Beverly:
    Well it didn't work after a few plays the work around picked up the attributes of my later try and the Ken Burns affect reestablished itself. Now as a work around I use iDVD I can drag my photos to the map
    box two and the photos produce a new box by double clicking box three all the thumb nails show. you can move the thumbnails to a new position and add new ones. I haven't tried my old movies to see if they will become infected with the Ken Burns virus.

    Dick
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 (7,150 points)
    I don't quite understand how putting your photos into iDVD affects the KB effect in iMovie. If you plan to burn DVDs using just the thumbnail photos, the photos will be too small.
  • Dick Deaton Level 1 (45 points)
    Beverly
    Putting my photos into iDVD in place of iMovie the thumbnails are just for organization they are not the actual photo. The pictures show in full screen in iDVD quality as if I exported from from iMovie to iDVD.
    I had my iMovie that has been given me trouble in an encrypted image folder on an external drive. I will experiment by placing it on my internal drive. Just to see if the remote location affected the iMovie being far removed from the application. I made a short iMovie and it seems to work OK but I have not added a theme or text. just pictures. I will let you know what happens after more experiments.
    Dick
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 (7,150 points)
    +an encrypted image folder on an external drive+

    Drive is Mac-formatted, right?
  • Dick Deaton Level 1 (45 points)
    All my drives are Mac formatted
    Dick