Make Sure You're On the Latest Patch 3.0.3
Fixes in 3.0.3
- Problem with unexcepted quits and crashing with French language set identified by Apple
- The image quality of imported stills is MUCH improved. Although the playback quality in iMovie hasn't changed, the playback of the final product is considerably better. You can see the difference by playing the .mov file inside the project folder. In the same project, identical images imported with iM302 and iM303 show a huge improvement in quality. Way fewer jaggies in iMovie303 imports. The improvement in image quality shows up on a DVD too (although not in the iDVD preview.) Some of us will be re-doing projects to benefit, I suspect.
- Ken Burns zoom much smoother, although not as good as it could be. Some zooms/pans are "shakier" than others. Zooming with no pan helps. Some pans look better than others; we'll have to experiment. (Perfectionists may still prefer creating their pans and zooms in Still Life or Photo to Movie, then importing into iMovie. The image quality is still better than Ken Burns.)
- Ken Burns effect can now be disabled with a checkbox. The checkbox unchecks itself automatically after importing with Start and Finish zooms set to the same. See next. (It shouldn't unset itself, in my opinion. You have to turn it back after each crop.)
- To crop an image, turn on Ken Burns, set the Start button to the zoom you want, then Option-click the Finish button to apply the Start settings to the Finish. (That also turns off the Ken Burns effect after Applying.)
- Preview now works without having to resize the window. It still has bugs, however. Occasionally the preview shows up as a thumbnail in the video display.
- Ken Burns can now import Photoshop files without making them fuzzy.
- I THINK the titles are better, but I'm not sure. Sharper. Smoother. (But see below.)
- Imported stills are darker than before. The colors are richer. The image now matches the image viewed in other apps.