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Can Photo to Movie produce HD quality video?

Yes. Photo to Movie can produce HD quality video.

The aspect ratio of your slide show must be widescreen 16:9 to take advantage of HD quality video. All HD video is widescren.

HD content comes in several formats: 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. These refer to the number of scanlines in the content and whether the content is progressive (p), which means that each line is shown in every frame, or interlaced (i), which means that every other line is shown in alternating frames. Progressive content typically looks sharper and is used for movies with less motion effects; while interlaced typically looks less sharp but handles rapid motion better.

In addition, HD content comes in several common frame rates: 24 frames per second (fps), 25fps, and 30fps. 24fps is typically used for motion pictures, 25fps is typically used in countries that utilize the PAL video standard, and 30fps is typically used in countries that utilize the NTSC video standard.

Photo to Movie comes with several presets useful for HD video.

On Mac OS or on Windows with QuickTime installed, choose the QuickTime panel in the Make Movie dialog. Then select QuickTime Movie for the Movie Format. Then select High Definition 720p or High Definition 1080p for the Movie Settings.

On Windows without QuickTime installed, choose the Windows Media panel in the Make Movie dialog. Then select High Definition (1080p) for the movie format.

On Mac OS for Final Cut editing, choose the QuickTime panel in the Make Movie dialog. Then select QuickTime Movie for the Movie Format. Then select HDV 720p or HDV 1080p for the Movie Settings. The HDV format is an "intermediate" file format used for editing.



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