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Imovie, my project, the film became larger and is cutting…

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imovie, my project, the film became larger and is cutting off images

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No, was editing and came back to it after watching a half dozen times, came back to it and noticed my clips were much larger, close up and cutting off

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Mac Support Specialist: Pete, Computer Engineer replied 9 months ago
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Mac Support Specialist: Pete, Computer Engineer replied 9 months ago

iMovie will make projects at either a 16:9 aspect ratio or at a 4:3 aspect ratio.

It assumes you want a movie that will display correctly on a TV.

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After dragging a clip into your project, you can use the Crop, Rotate Tool on the middle toolbar to adjust the cropping.

FIT will display your entire frame, and letterbox (add black space) to make it fill the aspect ratio.

CROP will cut off the top, bottom, or sides to make it fit the aspect ratio without any letterboxing. In your case, choose Fit.

If you want to make FIT the default action for future clips you add, you should go to File/Project Properties and set it there as the default to avoid any cutting off.

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