Sunday, July 12, 2009
iMovie letterboxing is slow
I'm getting serious with my iMovie work. I just recorded a 21 minute clip of me tooling around Tinley Park in preparation for recording the 2009 Chicago Marathon route. It took about 50 minutes to 'letterbox' the clip once I had imported it. I edited out all the traffic stops, then exported in .mov format. Exporting took another 15 minutes. It turns out that to get the time lapse effect I was looking for, though, I needed to turn Time Lapse on BEFORE I imported the video. Sigh. Now I know for next time.