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Special Event Filming > Special Event Filming - Pg. 88

Getting into iMovie main iMovie screen (shown in Figure 4-4), iMovie may ask you to take care of a few housekeeping details. Monitor Resolution All modern Mac monitors let you adjust the resolution, which is a measurement of how much it can show as measured in pixels (the tiny dots that make up the screen picture). If you choose aSystem PreferencesDisplays, you'll see the available choices. Why is it important to understand monitor resolution when you're about to edit video? Because iMovie likes a very big screen--a high-resolution monitor. If your monitor is set to one of the lower resolution settings when you launch iMovie, you'll get an error message like the one shown in Figure 4-2. Figure 4-2: If your monitor is set to 800 x 600 or lower resolution, iMovie won't run.