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iLife Tutorial: Creative Ken Burns Effects in iMovie

Use iMovie’s Ken Burns effects to enhance your still images by panning and zooming to specific areas

Professional documentary makers add extra content to their programmes by dropping photos into the mix. This enables them to illustrate topics that aren’t covered by existing video clips. Thanks to iMovie’s full integration with iPhoto it is very simple to sprinkle a few stills into your own iMovie projects. To make the stills look more interesting iMovie automatically adds a camera move – the Ken Burns effect – to them. This random move may include a zoom, a pan, or both.
By taking control over the Ken Burns virtual camera, you can draw attention to a specific object in the photo using a variety of camera moves, enabling you to add valuable extra content to your productions and tell stories from your stills.