LQ Graphics Inc. has released version 1.1.2 of Photo to Movie. The update fixes some minor bugs and stability issues, adds online help and adds the ability to optimize resolution during export to virtually eliminate flicker.
The utility enables you to create a movie by zooming and panning over a still photo (the so-called Ken Burns effect) and then generate QuickTime or DV Stream files compatible with iMovie. You can choose the starting and ending frames; Photo to Movie will pan and zoom between the frames creating a movie for use within iMovie along the way.
What’s more, you can drag photos directly from Web pages, the Finder or iPhoto directly into Photo to Movie. Photo to Movie also includes the ability to 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.
According to LQ Graphics, Photo to Movie 1.1.2 improves on the Ken Burns effect in iMovie 3 by doing higher quality rendering, allowing precise control of multiple frames and adding the ability to accelerate and decelerate through the movement. Photo to Movie costs US$19.95 and is Mac OS X native.