scanning pics for widescreen slideshow

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Keebler, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    #1
    hi Folks,

    I've absolutely confused myself :)

    I'm creating a widescreen slideshow for a client. I know I can create a 4:3 slideshow and pillarbox it, but I'd like to make the photos full screen if i can.

    So my question is: what should be the resolution I scan the photos at? most of them are the older variety under the 4x6 size.

    i'll be using FM or Iphoto 9 to create the .mov then add to FCP.

    Cheers,
    keebler
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Well, resolution only matters if your going to be using effects like the zooming Ken Burns effect. Personally I usually scan at 600dpi, if you really want to zoom into small detail, it's all going to depend on how detailed your original is.

    I highly recommend you use Fotomagico for this. ( I assume that's what you mean by "FM" ). I love iPhoto for everything except slideshows.... it's terrible for that.
     

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