iMovie Video Cut off at top!!!

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Hello im editing my graduation video for my school. it was done on a window movie maker and converted from wmv. to mov., it play fine in quicktime, but gets cut off at the top, i care about this because there a grad names at the top that are getting cut off. HELP!!
 

firedept

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Did you convert it from 4:3 ratio to 16:9 ratio? This could be the cause of the top being cut off. Is it just the top of the movie or is part of the bottom missing as well? Is it playing the complete view in Quicktime or a cropped version of the movie? Because then my guess would be the during the conversion it got cropped. If the original .wmv file is SD (4:3), you might need to convert it to a SD .mov file or it may get cropped like you are stating. Just offering my thoughts on it.
 
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Did you convert it from 4:3 ratio to 16:9 ratio? This could be the cause of the top being cut off. Is it just the top of the movie or is part of the bottom missing as well? Is it playing the complete view in Quicktime or a cropped version of the movie? Because then my guess would be the during the conversion it got cropped. If the original .wmv file is SD (4:3), you might need to convert it to a SD .mov file or it may get cropped like you are stating. Just offering my thoughts on it.
It plays fine on the pc
 

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Did you convert it from 4:3 ratio to 16:9 ratio? This could be the cause of the top being cut off. Is it just the top of the movie or is part of the bottom missing as well? Is it playing the complete view in Quicktime or a cropped version of the movie? Because then my guess would be the during the conversion it got cropped. If the original .wmv file is SD (4:3), you might need to convert it to a SD .mov file or it may get cropped like you are stating. Just offering my thoughts on it.
This could be one of a few things, but if it's playing correctly on Windows player and incorrectly on a Mac, it may be that, as suggested, the conversion process did not work as expected; or the player on the Mac is not rendering correctly. So, does the converted video play correctly on Windows? Does another player (VLC, or alternate QT) play the movie the same way? If you drag the converted file into iMovie, does that reveal the full content?