Why are the movies I took on my iPad long and skinny with black edges when I import them into iMovie

I took several short video clips on my iPad and when I imported them into iMovie they are long and skinny with black on both sides. My other movies from my camcorder fill the frame. How can I convert them to be full frame. They are .mov format from the iPad?

From what you describe, you probably held your iPad vertically rather than horizontaly when you shot your movie.
The picture in iMoive is a rectangle oriented horizontally, so it's showing your vertical movie as large as it can.
If you cropped your vertical picture to fit the horizontal ratio of iMovie you'd have to cut off a lot of the picture.
Soeone even made a mock PSA about this subject.
http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
Matt

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