iMovie '11: dealing with less than HD resolution

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by zarathu, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. zarathu macrumors regular

    zarathu

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    May 14, 2003
    #1
    When I have a less than HD either 720p or 1080p movie I like to reduce the size of the screen that it is showing in. Since I like to show my movies on a 1080p 55 inch lcd screen, I really don't enjoy having these 640 x 480 or smaller movies blown into a blurry mess.

    What I have done is make a piece of blue or other color footage and enlarge it to whatever length I need by dragging pieces from the event into the project story board. Then I open up a new event and bring in the less than stellar resolution movie.

    I drag this movie into the Project Story Board, and click on PIP on the resulting menu. I put a border around the PIP movie and enlarge it to a size that still has it sharp. Then I trim the movie to what fits.

    IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO DO THIS?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Mar 19, 2008
    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    #2
    Export to Quicktime and then don't view in Full Screen mode?
     

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