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help with I movie and getting still photos of homme movies

by yakers123 / June 3, 2011 2:48 AM PDT

I am new to macs....I would like to take stills from old family movies
we have had transferred to a dvd. I have been able to transfer to imovie but that is where I get puzzled. What is the easiest way to accomplish this ?

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Without sounding too trite here,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 3, 2011 11:12 AM PDT

you best bet is to take a read of the help file for iMovie.

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by yakers123 / June 3, 2011 12:37 PM PDT

thanks for the post , Yes to both of your questions.
also took a look at the help file....still puzzeled.

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Here is a way to do it,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 4, 2011 12:40 AM PDT

assuming that you have iLife 011

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Forgot to mention
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 4, 2011 12:44 AM PDT

even with a small sliver selected, you will get upwards of 100 stills each time you try this.
If you just choose the desktop to save them on, and not the folder on the desktop, your screen will be covered with all the exported pictures.

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imovie help
by yakers123 / June 4, 2011 11:52 AM PDT

thanks for the great response, I will try it out tokmorrow and let you know.

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imovie help
by yakers123 / June 5, 2011 11:34 PM PDT
In reply to: imovie help

thanks for the help I was able to follow all the directions.
I was able to choose the stills I wanted an send them
via email. ould you aso be able to guide me through trying to email
movie clips?

thank you so much

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(NT) back to you shortly
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 6:51 AM PDT
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Quick thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 6:53 AM PDT
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1. Email sizes are limited so clips usually overwhelm email/
2. I'm thinking DROPBOX for such things.
Bob

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this one is straight forward
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: imovie help

Once you have your edited movie ready to go, choose Share from the Menu Bar and choose one of the following:
Export Movie: This will show you a list of devices that the movie can be sized to work well on
or
Export using QuickTime: This will allow you to choose what size & type you want, I would suggest Movie to Quicktime and then choose the method by which the finished file will be transmitted & received.

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Dropbox available here:
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 10:04 AM PDT
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can't thank you enough
by yakers123 / June 6, 2011 1:13 PM PDT

you have been so kind, being able to send these to my friend overseas has ment so much.
All her photos when so was younger have been lost. These stills ment the world to her, thank you

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Glad to have been able to help you
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 6, 2011 9:49 PM PDT
In reply to: can't thank you enough

Dig deeper into iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD and you will find there is a lot you can do easily

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