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iMOVIE 8.5 Version

by etmountain / December 3, 2009 1:40 AM PST

Two Problems:

1. When trying to export from iMOVIE to .mov format using both the Quicktime export and the export to iDVD the audio no longer syncs with the video. I've tried this several times and for some reason it continues to be a porblem.

2. When trying to add a background to a green screen, iMOVIE does not recognize the backgroud.

Any help on either would be AWESOME!

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Media Browser...
by rickp315 / December 4, 2009 11:59 PM PST
In reply to: iMOVIE 8.5 Version

Try exporting your movie to the Media Browser then converting to QT or iDVD. That may work. Its been my experience that exporting to the Media Browser will allow the movie to be shared by all iLife programs. If you are still using iLife 08 you may want to get iLife 09. The improvements to all the programs (especially iMovie) are worth the money.

As for the green screen, I have no experience there. Sorry.

Good luck.

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help with getting background on green screen
by tom.schavo / February 23, 2010 9:36 AM PST
In reply to: Media Browser...

Hope this helps.

Getting a background on green screen is not a very easy task in iMovie. You will get a small preview when you move the sliders, you will get a small window that shows what you will be extracting. It is important to know how these sliders function because the entire process depends on them as far as quality is concerned.

The slider needs to be set in such a way that only black of green is seen. the part that we want to make it appear in the final file is controlled by inside fill. adjust the slider to mask properly and to make sure that foreground is solid white color. use choke to cut from the edges.this helps when the edges are not smooth. This should give you some idea on how to bring background on the green screen. hope i explained it properly.

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