Quick and simple imovie question's

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fredstar, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

    Fredstar

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    When editing and making short films in imovie the short clips i have are displayed pretty nicely and at the same quality when viewing in iphoto.
    But when it comes to the photos i have added, it is another story. They are very unsharp and instead of a 5-mp photo they look like a 1 mp photo, are they automatically compressed and is there anyway to turn the compression or adjust the compression? Or is this to be expected from imovie?
     
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

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    Photo's, Graphics, and Titles always look like crap in the iMovie application. But, once you export the finished product to tape or DVD, they look great.
     
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    TV resolution for PAL is 720x576px @72 dpi. iMovie or FCP will Resize to this resolution. The images might look better if you resize them in photoshop first, then import them.
     
  4. Fredstar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fredstar

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    Thanks guys,
    I thought so, they look so crappy at full screen on my imac but point taken, this is 1650 X 1050 and our tv is like 720 X whatever for a pay signal, i am burning them all to dvd soon so it should look great.
    I love the new idvd menu's/templates and the added imovie updates, especially Ripple effect :D. idvd seems a lot faster and more stable but waiting till i get my blank dvd-r's and seeing how long it will take to compress and burn a 10 minute short family film.
    One last question, does idvd automatically encode it in 16:9 or do i have to do that on imovie? I really hope to have a widescreen film because 4:3 will look crap for everyone.
    again thanks
     

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