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post #1 of 21
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Twice now.
In iMovie3 of-course. Anyone having similar experiences?
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post #2 of 21
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Crashing Ken Burns Effect...

yeah... 1ghz powerbook, superdrive, jaguar 10.2.3...
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post #3 of 21
I'll check it out once I get my 1 GHz PowerBook G4.

Perhaps iMovie is already in need of an update (from the sounds of it).

BTW, in the future you should post all discussion of iLife apps in DH.
post #4 of 21
As for me, I don't even see the Ken Burns Effect. I thought it ought to be in the effect or trans. menue but I don't see it. What is the deal?! I want that PBS award effect! Help. <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[surprised]" />
post #5 of 21
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Check "photos"
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post #6 of 21
I'm can't wait to try the Ken Burnt Effects too... I was most surprised, however, at how quick the photo thumbnails in iMovie showed up!

I wish iPhoto was that fast on this machine!

[ 02-01-2003: Message edited by: nosey ]</p>
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post #7 of 21
Just been over to the Apple boards and it seems that there are quite a few problems with IM3. This is a shame as a lot of us have been waiting for it for a long time. I've had the Ken burns problem twice now but otherwise no real problems. My feeling is that it is a little slower than IM2 but makes up for it in other areas such as an improved audio editing facility. Not sure i like apple's use of colours for highlighting etc. but i may get used to them.
Mind you, Apple will need to move quickly to post a fix for some of the problems coming up.
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post #8 of 21
ken burns effect is not usable on my powermac g4/400

too slow... iMovie in general is too slow now... what a shame
post #9 of 21
I crashed once with the Ken Burns effect the first time I tried it. When I restarted, it turns out I had created 9 such clips with one photo by accident. When it happened, for whatever reason, it began to replay the preview over and over again, like I had clicked the preview button too many times ad was ignoring my other clicks and keystrokes. I've been careful with the apply button since, and I'm also careful when I hit the preview button, as I think it might be a glitch with it. I haven't had any problems since.

My only problem with iMovie isn't a deal-breaker, but pops ups don't always redraw correctly.

I suspect they're going to be pushing a bug fix release out sooner than later.
post #10 of 21
iMovie is faster!

Ken Burns worked well for me.

I hope you dont have any more problems. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #11 of 21
You have <a href="http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n120189" target="_blank">3.0.1</a>, right ?
post #12 of 21
I did check to see I have 3.01, and I do. Well, I've been playing with both apps much more today between news sound bites. No problems at all, including the Ken Burns effect and pop-up scrollling. Maybe just restarting made all the difference?
post #13 of 21
What's the Ken Burns effect and why does everyone dig it so much?
post #14 of 21
It's in iMovie's Photo pane. The first part is that you can browse your iPhoto library and photo albums within iMovie. That's the main benefit. Apple created a way to pan and zoom around still images in the Photo pane; this is the so-called Ken Burns effect since it looks like what he did in his various documentaries (since he didn't have much film material for his movies, he spiced up photos with this process to keep them relatively interesting).

I'm wrapping up a slide show using a little of the Ken Burns effect -- remember too much of it is garish -- that took me all day. No crashes at all today using an iMac 700 MHz G4 with 512 MB RAM.



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post #15 of 21
it worked fine for me. but the effect isn't very good imo. the pictures get very bitmapped. i'd rather do it in after effects. it's not as nice looking as the screen effect.
post #16 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by admactanium:
<strong>the pictures get very bitmapped.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Everything looks bitmapped in iMovie until you do the final export. It's been like that since 1.0, and I wondered why. Apparently, it has something to do with the final resolution of the DV movies, and also because of anti-alising or something in digitcal movie cameras. They look fine when you play them back on TV or after exporting to QT, but even the fonts look "blocky" in the editing window.

The zoom function in the Ken Burns effect produces what looks like a jittering movement, but I suspect this is just another effect of the aliasing. I haven't tried exporting a movie yet.

update: actually, it's still a bit jittery on low-res exports. aliasing isn't as bad though.

[ 02-01-2003: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
post #17 of 21
interesting. i'll export it and see what i see. i didn't realize that imovie rendered in bitmap version for speed.
post #18 of 21
Moving to Digital Hub...
post #19 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:
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Everything looks bitmapped in iMovie until you do the final export. It's been like that since 1.0, and I wondered why. Apparently, it has something to do with the final resolution of the DV movies</strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually it has to do with the fact that computer pixels are square, but TV "pixels" are rectangular.

I was very concerned about this the first time. Until I experted to tape and played it. Wow! It looked gorgeous.
post #20 of 21
)I tried the Ken Burns effect, just for kicks.

After quitting damn near everything else the machine was more responsive. Certainly not fast, but at least I knew it understood a mouseclick.

KB worked fine for me..

Slow, but mostly fine... gonna work on a brief slideshow for my Mom tomorrow... just to show here what a real computer is capable of (because her new PC has no free programs to do it... )
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post #21 of 21
iMovie was crashing quite a bit on me once I added photos, and started deleting/adding stuff.

It got a bit more stable once I started saving more often. Actually, it hasn't crashed since I did that. I've also had no problems with this Ken Burns effect since then.

Save early, save often, I guess.
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