LQ Graphics Inc.
has updated Photo to Movie — a utility that lets you create a movie by zooming and panning over a still photo and then generating QuickTime or DV Stream files that are iMovie compatible. The new version (1.0.8) of the Mac OS X native solution fixes a problem with changing parameters during preview, fixes an issue with images that have a non-72 dpi resolution and addresses other minor issues.
With Photo to Movie, you can graphically select the starting and ending frames; the application will pan and zoom between the frames creating a movie for use within iMovie along the way. You can drag photos directly from Web pages, the Finder or iPhoto directly into Photo to Movie. The utility also lets you preview your movie within the application, adjust the frames by using the keyboard, and it directly generates both NTSC and PAL DV Stream formats. A high quality rendering option is also available.
You can use also Photo to Movie to preview the starting and ending frames as you edit them; set the length of the exported movie; and control acceleration/deceleration of movement during zoom/pan. Photo to Movie costs US$9.95. It’s available now at the LQ Graphics Web site.