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June 7, 2002

Be Your Own Ken Burns

I've been waiting for someone to come out with something like this: the Virtix Pan and Scan Filter for iMovie. For $20 you can now create DV movies by scanning in still images and then telling this plug in to pan across the still in any path you want and optionally zoom in. It's the same technique Ken Burns used to bring the Civil War to life using tons of still images. What a great way to transform an old photo album into something more interesting, or to go beyond the usual PowerPoint presentations by kids. I want it. I also want two weeks with nothing else to do. And a pony.