2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2013 8:52 PM by Mapguy54
Mapguy54 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I am attempting to create slideshow in I-Movie 11... first time ever and am having trouble filling screen with image, leaving black bars out of sides or top... I created the ads in Indesign CS4 and exported to Jpegs. The image size in inches are 42.8"x28.7" --- sized to fit on 47" google tv at completion...I don't want Ken Burns effect. I have clicked Fit and it fills screen up and down but not sideways... I have also attempted to crop and am unable to strech the entire crop horizontally along with the fact that it won't strech to top and bottom of image... I have also attempted saving file in smaller and larger sizes only to have same problem... frustrated in New York and hoping for some real help... we have also created a flash file that has three different images that play in the 30 seconds that the image is timed out to be seen before changing to another ad...and are not having sucess in getting the whole image to be seen on screen, even tho the base screen for the .mov file is the same as the jpegs I have created. I am not sure what we are needing to do... again first time effort in this venture and am pretty sure there is probably a simple fix but... well you know.... work long work wrong so hoping for a helpful hint or hand. The .mov file was created in Adobe Flash.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    For best results use 1920x1080 pixels. It could also be a multiple of that, but iMovie will create a 1920x1080 movie. This is a 16:9 aspect ratio - same as a big sreen TV.


    (If you were using Ken Burns you could use 2400x1350 or 2880x1620 so you could have room to zoom in without losing resolution.)


    Inches do not matter unless you are printing a photo.

  • Mapguy54 Level 1 (0 points)

    That helped with the jpeg files thank you so very much... now can you tell me how to lose the bars when importing the flash .mov file it was created on work surface 1920x1080... but still have black bars, disappointing.