Adding Sound Effects
Daniel C. Slagle pointed out in email that my description of how to add your own sound effects to iMovie is unneccessarily complicated (see page 115, which explains how to add a sound file to the iMovie 3 application package). He correctly notes that a change you make using this method can be wiped out ...
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Another Ken Burns Fix
Erica Sadun has created an AppleScript script that toggles the Ken Burns behavior on and off. (Poor Ken Burns… his name is associated with documentaries and iMovie annoyances.)
Turning Off Ken Burns Default Behavior
It’s unclear why Apple chose to implement the feature this way, but in iMovie 3 the Ken Burns Effect (pan and zoom) is applied to every still image you import into your project. Fortunately, there are a few workarounds: In the Photos pane, set the Zoom value to 1.00 for both the Start and Finish ...