Forum Question: Having difficulty with picture in picture on iMovie 09

every time I insert my company logo as picture in picture in imovie, I am first forced to change the crop to fit because it cuts off the edges.
When I do this all of a sudden my picture isn’t cropped anymore and has a black box around it, how do I have my logo fit the screen and have no black around it?
mike gill

Comments: 5 Responses to “Having difficulty with picture in picture on iMovie 09”

    9/24/11 @ 10:34 pm

    The trick is to make the image the same ratio (16:9 or 4:3) as your video project. Then you won’t need to use “Fit.”

    2/16/12 @ 11:01 pm


    i do adjust the image to the same ratio in preview. but then the image is all stretched out and looks messed up. how can i adjust the images ratio without stretching the image out.

      2/16/12 @ 11:03 pm

      Crop it instead of stretching it. Or, add solid color (or transparency) behind it. So if you have a 1000×720 graphic, then put it in a 1280×720 image, with 140 of extra on each side.

    2/20/13 @ 8:38 am

    Having a bit of trouble with iMovie. I have iMovie 09 v. 8.0.6 and it will not let me use the picture on picture option even though I have seen other people do it with the same software..

      2/20/13 @ 8:45 am

      what is preventing you? Is there an error message? Something else? Have you tried with a simple example (picture over single video clip, no other effects).

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