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And if you're going to create graphics from scratch, consult the "Minimum Graphics Dimensions" in the table below. That, in pixels, is the lowest resolution you should feed iMovie to ft the screen neatly. (If you plan to use the Ken Burns effect, of course, you'll want to use much greater resolution to avoid ugly pixellation--twice the listed resolution, for example, for a 2X zoom effect.) The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo NTSC Projects (North America, Japan) Project Format Standard DV DV Widescreen HDV (720p) HDV (1080i) Screen Dimensions 720 x 528 869 x 480 1280 x 720 1440 x 1080 Aspect Ratio for Photos 1.364:1 1.818:1 16:9 16:9* Minimum Graphics Dimensions 720 x 528 874 x 480 1280 x 720 1440 x 1080 PAL-Format Projects (Europe) Project Format Standard DV DV Widescreen HDV (720p) HDV (1080i) Screen Dimensions 784 x 587 1040 x 576 1280 x 720 1440 x 1080 Aspect Ratio for Photos 1.364:1 1.823:1* 16:9 16:9* Minimum Graphics Dimensions 788 x 576 1050 x 576 1280 x 720 1440 x 1080 * These fgures are for Photoshop editing. For some reason, the numbers are different if you're editing in iPhoto. The HDV 1080i aspect ratio should be 16:9.02 (NTSC and PAL). And for PAL widescreen DV, the aspect ratio should be 1.818:1 and the minimum import size should be 1048 x 576. The Ken Burns Effect The only problem with using still photos in a movie is that they're still. They just sit there without motion or sound, wasting much of the dynamic potential of video. For years, professionals have addressed the problem using special sliding camera rigs that produce gradual zooming, panning, or both, to bring photographs to life. But this smooth motion isn't just about adding animation to photos for its own sake. It also lets you draw the viewer's attention where you want it, when you want it. For example: "Little Harry graduated from junior high school in 1963"--slow pan to someone else in the school photo, a little girl with a ribbon in her hair--"little suspecting that the woman who would one day become his tormentor was standing only a few feet away." chapter9:stillpicturesandquicktimemovies 251