5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 8:55 AM by hkareeno
pemarsh Level 1 (0 points)
I imported my iphone 4 video movie to iphoto. I then saved it to my desktop. I then imported from the desktop to imovie. However, when i play it from imovie it looks all stretched out (horizontally). When i play the video from iphoto or from my desktop, it appears fine using the default quicktime. Can someone help me?

Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • jcant Level 1 (0 points)
    same here....
  • Stephen Stark Level 1 (25 points)
    Were you shooting the video in portrait mode and not landscape?
  • ctylerjohnson Level 1 (0 points)
    quick & low tech solution:

    1. open your portrait-oriented video in quicktime (which is probably an mp4 file).
    2. click "save as" in the quicktime "file" menu.
    3. create an imovie-compatible video file by using the "format" drop down menu. select anything that will give you a .MOV format file extension. for example, movie, HD 720p, etc.
    4. import the newly created .MOV file into imovie.
    5. you'll see an unstretched portrait-oriented video in imovie.

    hope that's satisfactory.
  • pemarsh Level 1 (0 points)
    yes...does this make a difference?
  • hkareeno Level 1 (0 points)

    I also struggled with the same problem for a week (even though my files were .mov already). I found this steps helpful: opening the video clip in quicktime first, then Export it to a certain folder (desktop would be the easiest) using a 720p format (found on the dropdown menu under the "Save As" or "File Name" bar) and then import the video to imovie. This time, the video should not be stretched anymore.


    Hope this helps!