Unable to edit iMovie video? (animation)

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  1. NStocks, Oct 13, 2014
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    NStocks macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    I'm creating an animation with a series of PNG files - 1,200 in total where the final movie is just over 1 minute long.

    I've set each clip at 0.1 seconds long (the minimum) however I need to speed up the entire movie to make it run smoother. I've exported the movie and played it in quicktime, where scrubbing it to make it run faster creates a much smoother video.

    I've re-imported the clip to iMovie, however the options to edit it ((Modify > fast Forward) are greyed out. The movie itself is still split into individual frames (which is a good thing?) but I can't speed it up. The tortoise icon is also greyed out in the 'Adjust' window pane.

    Could anyone provide insight why this isn't working?

    Thanks
     
  2. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Firs time using iMovie - what am I missing here?
     
  3. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    Use QuicktimePlayer_V1 to turn your image sequence into a video.

    File/Open Image Sequence, find and open the first frame of your PNG sequence.
     
  4. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is directly using Quicktime? I don't have those options (I'm using Yosemite Beta)

    EDIT: It looks like I would need to buy this: http://store.apple.com/us/product/D3380Z/A/quicktime-7-pro-for-mac-os-x

    Is is possible to add and edit music as well as simple fade in/out transitions in QT Pro?
     
  5. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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  6. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've managed to speed it up using Adobe premiere Pro. GoPro crashes every time I import images.

    I'd like to export from iMovie at a higher resolution (my source files are 3840 x 2400 pixels) however iMovie will only allow for 1080p. Is there a way to improve on that?

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  7. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. : )

    If you have access to PPro, I would just run through a basic getting started
    tutorial for it and then use it to do your edit. Dropping your footage in and adding a few transitions is super easy, and you can export at whatever size/resolution you want. PPro will also import you image sequence easily as well, just go to File/Import and make sure "Image Sequence" is checked at the bottom of the window.
     

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