16:9 ratio with letterboxing

Hi, I have imported some QT clips in 16:9 wide screen ration, but when they get imported into iMovie, the above and below black bars appear. How can I fix this.

When you create the iMovie project, did you select "DV Widescreen" instead of "DV"?

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