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Use the Duration controls, just as described on page 246. 3.ClickStart.UsetheZoomcontrolsuntilthephotoisasbigasyouwantitatthe beginning of its time on screen. Drag inside the Preview screen to adjust the photo'sposition(Figure9-5). In other words, you're setting up the photo the way it appears at the beginning of the shot. Often, you won't want to do anything to it at all. You want it to start on the screen at its original size--and then zoom in from there. But if you hope to create a zooming out effect, then drag the Zoom slider to the right (or type a larger number into the box), magnify the photo in the Preview screen, and fnally drag the picture itself to center it properly. Tip: It's actually possible to drag the photo partially or completely out of the frame, leaving an empty black void in its place. If you've done this accidentally, just nudge the Zoom slider slightly right, then left. The photo smartly snaps back into centered position. On the other hand, there are certain creative possibilities here. You can make a photo begin offscreen and then slowly slide into place, for example--or even exit the screen by sliding off the opposite side. The Ken Burns Effect 4.ClickEnd.UsetheZoomcontrolstosetupthepicture'sfnaldegreeofmagnifca- tion.DraginsidethePreviewscreentospecifythephoto'sfnalposition.(Shift- dragtoconstrainyourdraggingtoperfectverticalorhorizontaladjustments.) In short, you've set up the starting and ending conditions for the photo. Take a moment now to click the Preview button. The animated photo goes through its scheduled motion within the Preview box, so that you can check the overall effect. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary. Tip: At any time, you can click the Reverse button to swap the settings of the Start and End positions. What was once a slow zoom in, left to right, becomes a slow zoom out, right to left. 5.DragthethumbnailimageoutofthePhotospaletteandintotheMovieTrack. Or click the Apply button; iMovie plunks the image at the end of the movie. Either way, iMovie now begins rendering your photo effect. You specifed the begin- ning and ending positions of the photo; now iMovie is interpolating, calculating each intermediate frame between the starting and ending points you've specifed. The red progress bar crawls across the face of the clip, showing you how much longer you have to wait. (Of course, you're free to work on other aspects of your movie in the meantime, although you may notice a slowdown.) After the rendering is complete, click the photo clip in the Movie Track and press the Space bar to play your Ken Burns-ized "photo movie" in the Monitor window. chapter9:stillpicturesandquicktimemovies 253