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With a streamlined design and intuitive editing features, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, and create beautiful movies that you can edit at resolutions up to 4K. You can even start editing movies on an iPhone or iPad, and finish them on a Mac. And when your movie is ready for its big premiere, you can enjoy it on all your devices in iMovie Theater.

Browse and share video
• See all your video clips and photos organized in one place
• Quickly share a clip or a portion of a clip
• Background import lets you begin watching and sharing video instantly

Make Hollywood-style trailers
• Choose from 29 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world’s top film composers
• Customize movie studio logos, cast names, and credits
• Select the best videos and photos for your trailer with the help of animated drop zones

Create beautiful 4K and HD movies
• Edit movies at up to 4K resolution with video from iPhone 6s, GoPro, and other Ultra HD cameras on compatible Macs (1)
• Support for 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more life-like action shots
• Import movies and trailers created using iMovie on iPhone or iPad to finish them on your Mac
• Enhance your movie by adding titles, transitions, and 3D globes and travel maps
• Speed up and slow down the action with fast-forward and slow-motion effects
• Create sophisticated picture-in-picture, side-by-side, and green screen effects
• Create a soundtrack using built-in music and sound effects, songs from your iTunes library, songs you’ve recorded in GarageBand, and your own narration

Fine-tune every clip
• Instantly improve the look and sound of your video using one-click Enhance
• Give your video a boost with easy-to-use color controls
• Stabilize shaky video for a smoother picture that’s easier to watch
• Automatically zoom in on faces and glide across panorama photos with the Ken Burns Effect
• Choose from 48 fun video and audio effects

Watch anywhere with iMovie Theater
• Fill iMovie Theater with posters as you share clips, movies, and trailers
• Access iMovie Theater on all your devices with iCloud
• Enjoy iMovie Theater on your HDTV with Apple TV

Share with friends and family
• Email videos with Mail Drop when signed in to iCloud
• Share directly to YouTube at up to 4K resolution
• Publish movies directly to Facebook and Vimeo
• Share any video frame as an image

iOS Developers: Create App Previews for the App Store
• Import iPhone and iPad screen recording videos captured with QuickTime Player
• Highlight features with 11 animated titles designed to showcase apps in action
• Export finished videos using the App Preview share option

(1) 4K export requires a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4 GB RAM. Full-resolution 4K playback is supported on iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or later) when connected to a 4K display.

What's New in Version 10.1.2

• Easy to find New Project button in the Projects browser
• Larger project thumbnails that match the look of iMovie for iOS
• Fast project creation lets you begin editing with a single click
• Clicking a video clip selects the entire clip, instead of a range
• Keyboard shortcut to select range within a clip in the browser and timeline (hold down R key while dragging)
• Support for App Preview resolutions for iPad Pro (1600 x 1200) and Apple TV (1920 x 1080)
• Improves stability

Introduced in Version 10.1
• Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible Mac computers (1)
• Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action
• Import movies and trailers from iMovie for iOS (version 2.2 and later), so you can start editing on an iOS device and finish on your Mac
• Redesigned Media view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos
• Projects view makes it easy to find and open your movies and trailers
• Tabs in the Browser give you faster access to titles, backgrounds, transitions, and music while editing a movie
• Option to hide Browser while editing a movie
• 10 additional video filters from iMovie for iOS
• View pixel-for-pixel 4K video while editing a movie on iMac with Retina 5K display

(1) 4K export requires a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4 GB RAM. Full-resolution 4K playback is supported on iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or later) when connected to a 4K display.


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Customer Reviews

Let me explain the 3 stars

I want to say that for one this app got the job done, I had no complaints other than the fact it is hard to navigate. Another thing I hate it that there isn’t an option for video opacity. But that’s for another day. Last week this app was getting the job done. I would record a video, do some light editing, and export it and be done. It got the job I needed done. I’m using iMovie as practice to get use to editing videos because I want to go into movies and producing and all that. So for the viedos I do it gets the job done. A couple days ago is when it when awry. I recently edited a video, and everything went fine, I edited it and exported it with no issues whatsoever. However the next day I’m getting ready to edit my new video yesterday and today and now I can’t even open up a new project. I googled this and apparently a lot of people are having this same issue, and as of my knowledge right now, there’s no resolution for that. So I thought deleting the app would work but to my disappointment that didn’t do anything.

Basically for me and a lot of others, the issue is this random bug showing up and ruining what a good mediocre app this is. But anyways, if you are to fix this app at least make this layout more simplistic and easy to navigate. I would upgrade to Final Cut Pro X, but I don’t think I’m ready for that yet.

Great Starter app!!!

First of all, I come from a technical background. I owned a Mac some time ago, but have mostly been a Windows user. Until now. I got my iMac a few days ago. I got it becuase I wanted to 1. Get away from Windows and 2. Do video editing. Having no video production background, I found iMovie to be very usable. My second production was (apparently) so good, that it brought tears to my parents eyes. I love that I can take raw GoPro footage, correct the color, add photos and a soundtrack. Within hours produce a video compliation of a specific event or outing. The final output quality was surprisingly top notch (mind you I came from Windows). I am not going to say that I just jumped right into creating masterpieces. There was trial and error. People have said that you pretty much need a class to get started using this, I don’t wholey agree. I figured out the basics. I would very much consider taking a class on this to learn more about what this can do. This is not a pro grade app, but, I would recommend iMovie to anyone wanting to get thier feet wet with video production. I look forward to seeing what future updates bring.

Impossible for newbies to use without a manual and formal training

I have spent literally hours on it trying to figure out how to join two clips together; something that should have taken seconds to figure out, or even been accomplished by merely dragging the two clips to touch each other. Instead, after hunting through menus to find the ‘join clips’ function is greyed out, doing a Google search to find answers posted by other users and trying to figure out what each person meant, I finally figured it out! I’m really disappointed in this product.

Professional users who have had the training to use the product might have found it a breeze. But as a new user to Mac and its apps it made me feel really stupid. I expected things to be easier. I even used the ‘help’ feature; the result of which showed me WHERE I could find this feature, in the menu I had already found, where it is greyed out and unusable. The fact that you have to SHARE a film to a media library in order to get two clips to combine into one movie makes no logical sense to a newbie user. I’ll bet this product can make some great movies. However, my first experience has averted me from its use.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Video
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  • Version: 10.1.2
  • Size: 2.05 GB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.2 or later

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