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Set the Zoom to 1.00
Authored by: mm2270 on Feb 04, '03 12:58:23PM

Uhhm am I missing something here? You can set the Zoom level when you select a photo to 1.00 for both Start and Finish (see the little butons on top) and that effectively stops the Ken Burns Effect. It still has to do a render in iMovie when the photo is inserted because of the duration that the photo remains on screen, i.e. 5 seconds, etc. So, there's really no way to get it NOT to render the image when it's inserted, but Apple DID provide a way to not have it do a Zoom. Try it - you'll see.

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Set the Zoom to 1.00 - NOT
Authored by: lstewart on Feb 04, '03 06:57:40PM

Yes, you missed something. No disrespect intended, but there is a problem with the just-set-the-zoom-to-1.00 approach. In iMovie2, still clips were just that--one still image, and you just typed a duration value to determine exactly how long it lasts. Lightweight, no rendering required, set it to any length you desire without any recalculation.

When you allow Ken Burns to do his thing, every still gets rendered, so you lose the ability to fine-tune the clip length without re-rendering it. (Unlinke iMovie2, iMovie3 forces you to bring up a Cmd-i inspector to change the still clip length, but that's better than nothing.) Also, images that are smaller than 640x480 automatically get zoomed to full screen by Mr. Burns, whereas the old still image processing allowed you to have black borders--good if a particularly small image doesn't blow up well.

Thank you, thank you pwharff for this hint, and especially to hayne for the preference setting! That remedies my #1 complaint with iMovie3 so far.

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