Audio Duration In iMovie 11

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  1. ajamali macrumors member

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    #1
    So here is the deal. I come from Windows and I had no problem making a clip with just audio and a single image.

    In iMovie 11 I cant figure out how to increase the duration of my audio file with just one image. When I insert the image, it's only 4 seconds long and my audio is about 15 minutes but it only plays 4 seconds with that image. I cant just drag the audio or image to make it longer.

    It's very stupid to keep adding the same image which takes only 4 seconds over and over to make 15 minutes. This was so easy in Windows.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    #2
    The music will only play for the duration of the clip, be it a photo or a movie clip.

    To extend the time for a still photo, move the mouse over the photo and click on the gearwheel, then click on Clip Adjustments. It now depends on whether you have the "Display time as HH:MM:SS:Frames" option in iMovie Preferences ticked, as to how you set the time for the Clip Duration.

    If you have it ticked and you want to set the time to 3 minutes, you need to enter 180.0 seconds or 3:00:00 minutes. If you don't have it ticked you can enter it as 180 or 3:00 minutes.
     
  3. Bashar macrumors newbie

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    whatever i write i still keep getting 30:00 only which is 30 minutes

    any other place i need to look to make it 57:28 like i need?
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    If it's for a still image like the OP, just do a copy and paste of the image.
     

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