2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2012 11:13 AM by Klaus1
ctinaschraeder Level 1 (0 points)

Is it better to export an iMovie with an aspect ratio of "standard" or "widescreen?"

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)





    • on how material was recorded - SD-video (4x3) or HD-Wide-material (16x9) ?


    • on how it's to be playbacked - Projector capability, Flat-screen TV or old CRT-TV


    I would try to get as much info from the picture over to the viewer


    e.g. interlaced SD-Video (4x3)

    • Use iMovie HD6 or FinalCut any version

    • Make a 4x3 project

    • if DVD - make it 4x3 too


    If I know that there is a full HD 16x9 projector / flat-screen that will show it

    • Use iMovie'09 to 11

    • Save it as Optimized Full HD on an USB-memory - and in max quality .H264 codec (e.g. to be played via a PlayStation3 and onto a Full Quality HD screen)


    Yours Bengt W

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    Export it in the same aspect as they were created in or the image will be distorted.