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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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