iMovie HD 06' 4:3-vs-16:9 help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Finnster, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Finnster macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    I have done several iMovie projects and I generally use the standard 4:3 aspect ratio. I just finished a project that plays and looks fine on my computer but after burning the DVD and playing it on a standard TV (4:3) some of the edges and title edges get cut off?? This will be played for a large audience using a projector and a screen. Is there anyway to remedy this easily? The project is over 19 minutes long with a lot of editing and time is of the essence so I cant "redo" it. I tried to export it as a DV file and reimport it to another iMovie project set at 16:9 but I havent had a chance to burn this to see if that worked.

    Any thoughts or suggestions??

    Thank you
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    If you go to Share>>Quicktime>>Then select Expert, you can choose the format, then choose Options, and edit the W x H aspect ratio. Standard TVs I believe aren't actually 640x480, but just off from that. Drop down the list, and look for a 7xx X 5xx...this should be the size of a standard 4:3 TV set.

    Hope that helps,


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