The high quality still I'm inserting into the timeline using the Ken Burns effects are bad quality. Do you know why? I don't have that problem in iMovie.
Make sure you playback prefs are not set to proxy.
They are not set to proxy. The still are poor quality using the Ken Burns effect.
Have you rendered it? Is playback set to high quality? What are the complete specs of the still image and the project?
Yes, I have rendered it (I think). Not sure how to do that and don't know how to get the "complete specs" of the still image and project.
Fot the specs start by looking in the Info inspector. There's one of each clip and there's one for each project in the project library.
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