scanning pics for widescreen slideshow

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

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    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.

  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    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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