timing a zoom in imovie 08

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by n69n23, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. n69n23 macrumors newbie

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    hi!

    i know what i am trying to do MUST be very simple, but imovie has me tearing my hair out! maybe its just a math problem?

    my movie is a single image.
    i want the first frame to be an extreme close-up, & then slowly zoom out to the full image on the final frame.

    i want the zoom to last exactly 5 mins & 57 secs (the length of my soundtrack).

    my problem is, imovie keeps telling me the maximum length of time the zoom can be is 60 secs. how can that be?
    if that is true, how do i work around it?

    i know it can NOT be as complicated as it seems!

    thank you!
    :eek::confused:
     
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

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    Works in iMovie 09.

    Are you clicking on the clip in the project, then clicking on the gear wheel and choosing Clip Adjustments to change the Duration to 5:57:00?

    Otherwise it looks to be as complicated as it seems.

    If iMovie 08 limits the zoom to 60 seconds, you would have to use at least six images to get your effect. I'm not sure it is possible to get the alignment right between each either.
     
  3. n69n23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply!
    i'm not sure i know what you mean by "gear wheel"!
    is that in imove 08?
     
  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    How about making a 60-second clip and then slowing it down? Worth a shot to see how it looks.
     
  5. n69n23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you!
    but i dont know how to do that, either!
    & it has a specific soundtrack to go with it.
     
  6. xStep macrumors 68000

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    When you hi-lite a clip in a project, you'll see a little gear on the left side of the clip. Or just hit the I key once when the clip is hi-lited.
     

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