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iMovie Split Screen & Final Cut Pro 5

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Hi everyone!

I have come across a problem that I cant seem to solve on my own... I am editing footage in iMovie - basically the scene is where a guy is walking down a street and the busker to the right is also him too - the split screen clone idea...

I could not for the life of me get it to work in iMovie so I had a go at Final Cut Pro 5 (which I am still getting to grips with, but currently prefer iMovie as if I am honest FCP scares me ha!) and I managed to get the scene to work with a little google searching.

However, (breathe in...) when I export it from FCP then try and import into iMovie the quality changes dramatically, I have black borders around the scene, judders where there weren't before.

Soooo, my questions to you all, the collective oracle, are:
1. is there anyway I can improve the exported version
2. is there a way of doing this in iMovie...?

Many thanks for your help!
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If you are talking about iMovie 08, then there are no such effects available. If an older version then check out GeeThree.

How are you do the export; codec, sizes, etc.

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Ahh, thanks for the link for GeeThree, will see if this works, looks like there are many other effects to use, I'm gonna go effect C-R-A-Z-Y ha!

Thanks for your time!
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