iMovie '09 - Ken Burns-Effect

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by welltea, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. welltea macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    Hello there

    I've wanted know how the bug I can get that "Ken Burns"-Effect out of the Photos that I've imported into my iMovie Panel. When I import my photos,
    it automatically adds this "KB"-Effect to it. I just want the photos to be still, with no movement at all :mad:

    Pleas esomebody help!

    Cheers, Welltea.
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    I don't use iMovie anymore so I'm not sure how this can be done, but try this:

    Does iMovie have a "speed" setting for the zoom component of the Ken burns effect? Does it let you define a start and end point for the "moving" part? Just make the start and end points the same ( or very similar ) and make the speed be really slow... This will end up looking like there's nothing going on.

    You may want some small Ken Burns usually when you show stills on TV. If you don't it looks really bad.

    Good luck
  3. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    That method would be painfully time-consuming if the OP is dealing with a lot of photos. Not having the Ken Burns effect on photos is useful in some cases, such as with stop-motion videos.

    Other than that I can't help you, as my laptop is dead.
  4. jla930 macrumors member

    May 11, 2009
    Western PA
    To prevent the Ken Burns effect in any photos you will be importing, go to File, Project Properties, click on the Timing tab at the top, then select Fit in Frame in the drop-down selection for Initial Photo Placement.

    To turn off the Ken Burns effect for photos already in your project, select (click on) the first photo in the project window, then go to the Window menu and click on Cropping, Ken Burns & Rotation. Click the Fit button in the upper left of the viewer. Now click the next picture, click the Fit button, then the next picture, Fit button, etc. When you're done, click Done in the upper right of the viewer.
  5. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    You can also select a bunch of photos in a row and apply the Fit option to remove the KB effect.
  6. welltea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    hey thanx folks! GREAT! Appreciate your help! p e a c e welltea.

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