iMovie problems...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chris fischer, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. chris fischer macrumors newbie

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    I need help! I've just made an iMovie with stills using Ken Burns effects. It is 25 minutes long. The playback is jerky when in full screen mode and when attached to a digital projector. I have macbook pro OS X, 10.9.5. What is the best way to show the movie on the digital projector? From hard drive? Please help! This is to be shown at a large public event this month.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Wrong forum.

    Anyway, Did you actually output the video file (e.g. the .mov or .mp4, etc)?

    If yes, what's the resolution and bitrate?

    Which player you use?

    Did you try another player?

    Do you mean everything is OK until you play it in fullscreen mode + projector attached?

    If yes, did you try another external monitor / projector?

    What's your multi screen setting? Mirroring?
     
  3. chris fischer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I have not output the video file. In what format should I do that to show it from my macbook pro?
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    As I read more online, I realize how little I understand about this iMovie program. I used to burn all of my movies to DVDs and now I have no idea of the most efficient way to save the movie to be played from a computer to digital projector without using DVDs. I probably shouldn't have volunteered to make this movie for this event, however, I did and now I need to complete it and prepare it for show. Any and all help would be appreciated!
     
  4. PurdueRPh macrumors newbie

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    Use iMovie to share (create) a file of your movie. I would do this twice. First time I would create a 960X540 resolution movie. This is better than DVD resolution. The 2nd Time I would create a 1280 x 720 resolution movie. This is a 720p HD version. I would test both these versions with your projector and computer and see which one works the best.

    You could use the QuickTime Player to show this movie, but if you need to loop this movie over and over again, then I would download VLC player at http://www.videolan.org/.
     
  5. chris fischer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response and recommendations. I have now shared the movie as a file on the desktop and downloaded VLC. You were right to predict that I will want the movie to loop for about 2 hours. I have added the movie to VLC playlist, yet cannot get it to loop. Suggestions there?
     
  6. PurdueRPh macrumors newbie

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    Make sure movie is only one on playlist. Under Playback menu, select Repeat All. Push Play and the movie should play over and over again till you stop it.
     
  7. chris fischer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Again, your advice has rescued me! Thank you so much for helping out a "newbie". I think the movie will now play smoothly and nicely for our non-profit function!
     

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