IMOVIE HD resolution and still pictures

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

  1. Heidi? macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    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
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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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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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