Need Help with Clip duration in iMovie

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  1. amaciam macrumors newbie

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    HI there!
    I am working on a photo slideshow for my parents anniversary this week.
    Its my first attempt working with imovie and my prob is I cannot seem to extend the clip length. In the help, it tells me to dbl click on clip, and to type the duration I want. Seems simple enouhg BUT it doesnt allow me to change duration...all I am able to do is change the clip name!
    :(
    Please HELP!
    Thanks in Advance!

    PS..sry if this may not be posted in the appropriate forum
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    What version of iMovie are you using? If it's the latest (iMovie 6) select the clip in the timeline then go to Media>Photos and click Show Photo Settings. You can then set the duration and Ken Burns effect.

    Also if it's a still clip I believe you can extend the duration by dragging the edges of the clip in the timeline view.
     
  3. amaciam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    version of iMovie

    HI..
    Just realized I forgot to include the version..Im using 05.

    The only way I am finding is if I use the ken burns effect..UGH

    Thanks for your reply...

    Any suggestions?:confused:
     
  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure there's an easier way but for now you can try this.

    Select the clip, then go to effects>fast/slow/reverse. You can then just use that to speed up or slow down the duration of a clip.
     
  5. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Why dont you just use iPhoto to create a slide-show?
     
  6. amaciam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not using iPhoto because

    HI...
    Well I want to add audio to the slideshow. As far as I know, to do that you msut use iMovie, or am I wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    You can add music using iPhoto. Give me a sec, ill find it..

    EDIT: Ok, just click on Slideshow, then on the bottom right, there is the iTunes icon. Click on it, and select the song you want. :)
     
  8. amaciam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Shamus..

    But since I already have the pics set up in iMovie Ill try to stick it out there.
    Can you add transitions, effects, and titles on iPhoto? Im thinking no, but i also didnt think you could add music soooo

    Thanks again for you help! :)
     
  9. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Double clicking doesn't work even though they say it does.

    This did come up once before and we figured out an answer but I can't test the answer now since I'm on iMovie 6.

    I seem to recall that you need to highlight the clip in the timeline, then go back to the Photo pane and change the time there from 5 seconds to 10 or whatever and then click import or apply and it will redo it.
     

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