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When importing video file into iMovie HD 6.0.3, it letterboxes some videos

Oct 23, 2011
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Please help--I'm using iMovie HD 6.0.3 on a PowerPC G5 running OSX 10.4.11.

I'm attempting to import movies that were created at 360x180. Some will import at that resolution, others are importing with letterboxes as though they were PAL or NTSC. I've tried DV Widescreen and both HDV options. These are stock videos I downloaded from iStockPhoto as high resolution web versions--and two work fine as widescreen, and the other two only import with side letterboxes. I've tried starting the project by importing the videos that work, and then the videos that are resizing--doesn't make a difference.

I'm pretty much at my wit's end, have been trying to research solutions all day. Can anyone help??? I thank you in advance.

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