iMovie 08 widescreen cuts off top and bottom

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Passive101, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Passive101 macrumors regular

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    In iMovie 08 in 4:3 mode it records everything I see in the screen. When I don't set it to do 4:3 and it does widescreen it cuts things off the top.

    The problem is when I'm doing an instructional video or a review of a product I don't know what is going to get cut off and what is not. Why did Apple set it up this way? Is there a way for it to only show what it is recording?

    If not I guess I can only record in 4:3 mode, but it would be nice to be able to upload to youtube in widescreen.
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Umm the reason it cuts off the top and bottom is because it needs to maintain the widescreen ratio.
     
  3. Passive101 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't have a problem with that. But it would make it capable to actually use that if it only showed what it was recording. Instead when you are giving a demonstration you find out 1/2 way into the video parts of it were cut off. Why show what it is not recording?

    Is there other software out there that only shows what it is recording?
     

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