Forum Question: How To Convert Animated Keynote Presentation To iMovie?

Hi. I created a couple slides with animation in Keynote. I then used File > Export to produce a MOV QuickTime file. When I play the MOV file in QuickTime, the slides and animation look fine.
In iMovie, I imported the QuickTime file in order to use the animated slides in a video. The import worked fine, but in iMovie the top and bottom 10% of the slide images are cut off. Any idea how to export slides from Keynote so that the full slide images appear in iMovie?
It seems like iMovie is automatiCally cropping the slide images. Maybe I have a slide size setting incorrect in Keynote. Thx

Comments: 7 Responses to “How To Convert Animated Keynote Presentation To iMovie?”

    11/24/11 @ 12:59 pm

    It is just a matter of dimensions. If you are exporting from Keynote in a 4:3 ratio, and creating an iMovie project in a 16:9 ratio, then it will either crop or add black bars.
    So fix one of the two ratios. Either change your Keynote presentation, or change the iMovie project.
    In iMovie, go to File, Project Properties and change the “Aspect Ratio.”

    Kyle J. Wilson
    12/1/11 @ 1:46 pm

    Is it possible to convert a Keynote Presentstion to iMovie using my iPad 2?

      12/1/11 @ 2:10 pm

      No, not really. Not just using your iPad. To convert to video you’d need to bring it into Keynote on a Mac.

    Filipe Lopes
    4/25/12 @ 5:26 pm

    When I convert a keynote presentation to a movie I´ve noticed that we loose quality. Is there a way to fix this?

      4/25/12 @ 8:49 pm

      Just save it at the quality level you wish to use. You’ve got all of the options.

    7/9/12 @ 2:07 pm

    Thanks for putting out such great content! Q: I created a 1.5gig Keynote presentation and then recorded my voice over it to be used as a download from my website. Huge file. Can you tell me the best way to keep high quality with fastest download times? Also, is it better to do a slide show and then upload it to iphoto and then make an iMovie from it?


    Clay Anderson

      7/9/12 @ 2:09 pm

      So the video you exported was 1.6GB? That’s huge. I would use other export options, or run it through QuickTime Player or MPEG Streamclip to bring that size way down. Then upload to YouTube and embed the YouTube video on your site if you want it on the Web. You can make slideshows using iPhoto, iMovie, Keynote or many other methods. Each have their advantages.

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