moved: Crashing Ken Burns Effect...

in Mac Software edited January 2014
yeah... 1ghz powerbook, superdrive, jaguar 10.2.3...


  • Reply 1 of 17
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Twice now.

    In iMovie3 of-course. Anyone having similar experiences?

    [ 02-01-2003: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 17
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    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.
  • Reply 3 of 17
    kwondokwondo Posts: 217member
    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]" />
  • Reply 4 of 17
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Check "photos"
  • Reply 5 of 17
    noseynosey Posts: 307member
    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>
  • Reply 6 of 17
    jimdadjimdad Posts: 209member
    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.
  • Reply 7 of 17
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    ken burns effect is not usable on my powermac g4/400

    too slow... iMovie in general is too slow now... what a shame
  • Reply 8 of 17
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    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.
  • Reply 9 of 17
    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]" />
  • Reply 10 of 17
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    You have <a href=""; target="_blank">3.0.1</a>, right ?
  • Reply 11 of 17
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    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?
  • Reply 12 of 17
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    What's the Ken Burns effect and why does everyone dig it so much?
  • Reply 13 of 17
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    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.

    [ 02-01-2003: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 17
    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.
  • Reply 15 of 17
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    [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>
  • Reply 16 of 17
    interesting. i'll export it and see what i see. i didn't realize that imovie rendered in bitmap version for speed.
  • Reply 17 of 17
    Moving to Digital Hub...
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