03-16-2010, 07:40 AM #1
Distorted image when importing video to Imovie
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- Mar 16, 2010
When I import from my (tape) video camera, the picture is distorted. This may be because the camera is quite old and I record in widescreen as an option to best fit my TV. But in Imovie, it squashes the image so that everything is too wide. Does anyone know how I can correct this please?
03-16-2010, 07:44 AM #2
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- Jan 22, 2010
- Victoria, BC
- Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
An old video camera set to "widescreen" is not really recording in widescreen -- it's just cutting off the top and bottom of the 4:3 picture, thus reducing resolution.
So, first thing, stop doing that.
Second, in iMovie you are asked at the start of a new import if the video is 4:3 or 16:9. You are probably choosing 16:9, which would be wrong. Since what you actually have is 4:3 with black bars on the top and bottom, try choosing 4:3.
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