IMOVIE HD resolution and still pictures

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Heidi?, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Heidi? macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008
    i'm for the first time using imovie HD to make at small advertising movie for a custumor. I'm making this movie from movie clips that i buy on the internet, logos and still pictures combined. The movie is going to be used on large screens in a big hall:
    My questions are:
    I've bought film clips in 720 is that enough?
    what size do i make the still pictures before i import them?
    when i import some of the jpg still picture i get af message telling med that i can't make ken burns effects on them - why?
    How do i test the output of the overall movie?
    How do i make the movie loop?

    That's a lot of questions, hope that you can help me
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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    Do those big monitors support 720p?
    How will they be fed with the material (hard disk, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray)?

    720p should be enough.
    What codec are they compressed with? Maybe you have to recode them if they are .H263/4, as this is only a distribution codec and not an editing codec.

    If you don't pan and zoom the images (flying over them), you should crop/resize them to the appropriate dimensions (1280x720) to avoid strange resizing by iMovie (but I don't know how good iMovie handles pictures with different dimensions - Final Cut seems to do well).

    Ken Burns effect - I can't answer that.
    What size are those JPGs? And why do you use such compressed format?

    On a TV screen supporting that resolution, or as an exported .mov or .mpg on your computer screen. What do you want to control?

    Loop - depends on the player that feeds the monitors.

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