iMovie, Simple Question...

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  1. otherguy5 macrumors newbie

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    I want to do something simple but I can't seem to figure it out. I want to make a video with one image and an audio file added to the video.

    In Windows Movie Maker it was so easy. You just drag the image to the editing board. Click "Add Music" and "Fit", and it was done.

    With iMovie I can't figure it out. It seems to be designed where I have to use iTunes and Photos (ugh). Can someone help me?

    I have iMovie 10.1
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Hi,

    You can just drag the picture into a new project from Finder, the same thing with the audio file.
     
  3. otherguy5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Am I doing it right?

    I just want the video to play with one image and an audio in the background.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. otherguy5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you or somebody else walk me through this - where do I drag what, how to save, where to get the file to upload on YouTube?
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You did it right. The audio is 25 minutes, yes?

    To upload it, you click on the share button on the top right.
     
  6. otherguy5, Nov 30, 2015
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    otherguy5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never mind I think I solved the issue. Thanks Jessica!
     
  7. Jessica Lares, Nov 30, 2015
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    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It does that because the photo doesn't fill the space entirely.

    In the photo tools, you want to click the crop icon, and select Crop to Fill and then hit the checkmark on the right.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 4.39.29 PM.png

    If you then open it in Quicktime, it'll probably scale it down for you (from my experience it always asks me).

    EDIT: Added a screenshot.
     
  8. otherguy5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again. The file size still seems so large. Once I export the file (I click that box icon with the arrow pointing up; right hand top corner), it gives me a choice to change the file resolution and stuff...

    [​IMG]

    496 MB for a 22 min vid with only a photo?? That still seems quite large even at the lowest resolution. No other way to make the file size smaller before or after exporting?
     
  9. Jessica Lares, Nov 30, 2015
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    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    After you export it, open it up in Quicktime and you'll have some settings there.

    And yeah, that's typical because it's based on how many frames.

    EDIT: If there's not a popup, go to File, Export, and then select another size.
     
  10. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Just got the same figures with a 25 minute photo at 540p and Low quality.
     

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