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    iMovie on a projector
    Hi,

    I have made an iMovie project (mainly a photo slideshow) as part of a wedding speech which takes place in just under 3 weeks and I'm trying to work out the best way to play this on a projector? The project has been made on a 2008 (or 2009) iMac running 10.8.3. with iMovie '11.

    I did burn the project onto a dvd using iDVD but found the quality very bad, which I was kind of expecting. My other options are to borrow somebody's Macbook and transfer the project - how easy is this? Or carry my iMac to the venue?

    Thanks.

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    Do you have an iPad or iPhone or smartphone of some description?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Yes, DVD is not the best option for high quality,as the resolution is only 720 x 576/480.
    DVD-Video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'm trying to work out the best way to play this on a projector?
    Use the Export Movie option in iMovie's Share Menu, then play that on the borrowed MacBook.

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    Sorry for the delay in responding! I have since been into an Apple store & they suggested exporting the video to iTunes, then transferring to my iPad. That is now done, I'm just waiting to find out what cable I will need to connect to the projector.

    Thanks for the help.

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    That's where I was going with my post. As to which cable you need, that really depends on the connections available on the projector
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Depends on your iPad model.

    If you have an older iPad (3rd gen, iPad 2, original iPad) then you need a 30-pin to VGA cable.

    If you have the latest iPad or iPad mini, you need a Lightning to VGA cable.

    If you were to use an Apple TV hooked to a projector, you could wirelessly transmit the video from the iPad (not the original iPad, but all subsequent models) to the Apple TV using AirPlay.

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