Need Help with Clip duration in iMovie

amaciam

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Feb 19, 2006
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HI there!
I am working on a photo slideshow for my parents anniversary this week.
Its my first attempt working with imovie and my prob is I cannot seem to extend the clip length. In the help, it tells me to dbl click on clip, and to type the duration I want. Seems simple enouhg BUT it doesnt allow me to change duration...all I am able to do is change the clip name!
:(
Please HELP!
Thanks in Advance!

PS..sry if this may not be posted in the appropriate forum
 

killuminati

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Dec 6, 2004
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What version of iMovie are you using? If it's the latest (iMovie 6) select the clip in the timeline then go to Media>Photos and click Show Photo Settings. You can then set the duration and Ken Burns effect.

Also if it's a still clip I believe you can extend the duration by dragging the edges of the clip in the timeline view.
 

amaciam

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Feb 19, 2006
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version of iMovie

HI..
Just realized I forgot to include the version..Im using 05.

The only way I am finding is if I use the ken burns effect..UGH

Thanks for your reply...

Any suggestions?:confused:
 

killuminati

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I'm pretty sure there's an easier way but for now you can try this.

Select the clip, then go to effects>fast/slow/reverse. You can then just use that to speed up or slow down the duration of a clip.
 

amaciam

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Feb 19, 2006
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not using iPhoto because

HI...
Well I want to add audio to the slideshow. As far as I know, to do that you msut use iMovie, or am I wrong?

Thanks!
 

Shamus

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Feb 26, 2006
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You can add music using iPhoto. Give me a sec, ill find it..

EDIT: Ok, just click on Slideshow, then on the bottom right, there is the iTunes icon. Click on it, and select the song you want. :)
 

amaciam

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Feb 19, 2006
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Thanks Shamus..

But since I already have the pics set up in iMovie Ill try to stick it out there.
Can you add transitions, effects, and titles on iPhoto? Im thinking no, but i also didnt think you could add music soooo

Thanks again for you help! :)
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
Double clicking doesn't work even though they say it does.

This did come up once before and we figured out an answer but I can't test the answer now since I'm on iMovie 6.

I seem to recall that you need to highlight the clip in the timeline, then go back to the Photo pane and change the time there from 5 seconds to 10 or whatever and then click import or apply and it will redo it.