iMovie: non-moving text?

weeag

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Dec 27, 2005
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So all I want to do is add non-moving, non-animated text to my movie... is this not possible? Am I missing something?

Thanks for any help.

Running iMovie HD 6.0.3
 

DoFoT9

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uumm there are heeps of options that allow you to have still text. the standard ones are "music video" and a few other similar ones....cant remember the actual names tho. they are there tho.
 

twocargar

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Jan 4, 2006
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Re: iMovie: non-moving text?

Click the Editing tab, click Transitions, and try "Centered Title" or "Music Video" for non-moving/animated titles.

Good luck,

TCG
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So all I want to do is add non-moving, non-animated text to my movie... is this not possible? Am I missing something?

Thanks for any help.

Running iMovie HD 6.0.3
 

weeag

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Dec 27, 2005
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Thanks for the replies... I guess I was a little too vague in my question.

I did see those, and though they are non-moving they aren't what I need. Music video heaps all the text onto the left side, centered text makes the second line of text smaller than the first, subtitles puts it on the bottom.

I need something that I can place text either at the top of the screen or in the middle (the option to place text wherever I want would be nice) with multiple lines that are the same size.

I'm not seeing anything like that.

Thanks for the continued help.

Brian
 

theBB

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Is this text going to be displayed over black background? If so, you can just write something up in a text editor in landscape view with any color background, print it as pdf, cut it to 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio in Preview, save it as jpg and import it into iMovie should work. More work, but you gain a lot more flexibility.
 

weeag

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Dec 27, 2005
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Is this text going to be displayed over black background? If so, you can just write something up in a text editor in landscape view with any color background, print it as pdf, cut it to 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio in Preview, save it as jpg and import it into iMovie should work. More work, but you gain a lot more flexibility.
Great suggestion... I ended up making a slide in photoshop with the text I wanted. I wonder if there is a plug-in somewhere that would eliminate that middle task?

Thanks for all the help everyone!