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IMOVIE PHOTOS BLURRY

1637 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2006 7:31 AM by gogojuice RSS
Kevin Ginsberg Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Oct 24, 2006 11:29 AM
Please do not post if you are from the school of, "it's just the imovie viewer, once you export the product the pictures won't be blurry anymore. I've read that 100 times and it's not true.

When I make a video slideshow on imovie the pictures lose a temendous amount of quality. To make matters worse, I noticed today while playing back on my tv that during the transition it was crisp and clear but once the transition ends and the pic 'settles' it goes back to being blurry. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I'm annoyed by this loss of quality.

I want to try that fotomagic, but I hate to lose the bells and whistles that I bought from gee-three. Any advice is appreciated.
IMAC, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    Oct 24, 2006 12:15 PM (in response to Kevin Ginsberg)
    Please do not post if you are from the school of,
    "it's just the imovie viewer, once you export the
    product the pictures won't be blurry anymore. I've
    read that 100 times and it's not true.


    I'm not sure that's been said, at least not normally. It's not JUST the iMovie viewer; there's lots of factors that affect image quality. But if we make the mistake of judging image quality by what we see in iMovie we're not judging it correctly. That's a very different thing.

    So, if you've read (anything about this issue) 100 times, you've seen lots of suggestions. What exactly have you tried?

    Or do we have to have the same conversation you've read 100 times?

    Karl
    Dual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
  • Matti Haveri Level 6 Level 6 (8,840 points)
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    Oct 24, 2006 3:23 PM (in response to Kevin Ginsberg)
    the transition it was crisp and clear but once the transition ends and the pic 'settles' it goes back to being blurry


    Sounds like you've been bitten by the old iMovie bug that't been discussed here about 100 times

    http://www.sjoki.uta.fi/~shmhav/iMovieHD_6_bugs.html#jaggystills
    PowerBook G4 1.25GHz 15 FW800, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 27, 2006 1:13 AM (in response to Kevin Ginsberg)
    ...and it's not true...

    thanks for informing us ...-
    Cube 450/1GB Ram/, Mac OS X (10.3.9), QT6pro/iLife5/k.schluter@mac.com
  • linkhous Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2006 4:44 AM (in response to Kevin Ginsberg)
    I made the mistake on first use of trying to drag photos to imovie into the 'movie' area rather than properly importing them as photos. The program seemed to convince itself that it(the photo) was a movie and it went all blurry. Import correctly and all should be crisp and perfect.

    just incase it's a fundamental error...
    17" imac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM
  • gogojuice Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2006 7:31 AM (in response to linkhous)
    HUH??

    I have a spare folder setup on my desktop that I just drag the photos into the "drag clips to build your project" area

    Are you telling me this makes a difference if you import them differently??
    mac pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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