Quick and simple imovie question's

Fredstar

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When editing and making short films in imovie the short clips i have are displayed pretty nicely and at the same quality when viewing in iphoto.
But when it comes to the photos i have added, it is another story. They are very unsharp and instead of a 5-mp photo they look like a 1 mp photo, are they automatically compressed and is there anyway to turn the compression or adjust the compression? Or is this to be expected from imovie?
 

RBMaraman

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Photo's, Graphics, and Titles always look like crap in the iMovie application. But, once you export the finished product to tape or DVD, they look great.
 

evil_santa

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TV resolution for PAL is 720x576px @72 dpi. iMovie or FCP will Resize to this resolution. The images might look better if you resize them in photoshop first, then import them.
 

Fredstar

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Thanks guys,
I thought so, they look so crappy at full screen on my imac but point taken, this is 1650 X 1050 and our tv is like 720 X whatever for a pay signal, i am burning them all to dvd soon so it should look great.
I love the new idvd menu's/templates and the added imovie updates, especially Ripple effect :D. idvd seems a lot faster and more stable but waiting till i get my blank dvd-r's and seeing how long it will take to compress and burn a 10 minute short family film.
One last question, does idvd automatically encode it in 16:9 or do i have to do that on imovie? I really hope to have a widescreen film because 4:3 will look crap for everyone.
again thanks
 

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