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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 10.1.1

• Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign in for users with multiple accounts
• Fixes a problem that could prevent White Balance adjustments from being applied to clips
• Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 fps or 120 fps now play correctly
• Resolves an issue that could lead to incorrect display of still images
• Clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media container to events in the Library list
• Stability improvements

Introduced in Versions 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

Rotten Apples for iMovie

Where did Apple get iMovie? My guess is somewhere overseas. But unlike North American software, there are no programming standards for overseas vendors. So when you start iMovie and turn on your video equipment the software starts. Starts what you may ask? Well so do I.

The software starts doing something that looks like an import, but once started you cannot stop it. When the source is exhausted the imput continues with blue screen. If you find some means to stop it, it will take hours to complete whatever it thinks it is completing in the “background.”

I liked the video for intro to iMovies. The speaker claims he is referring to version 10.1.1. But I have 10.1.1 and the screen only slightly resembles the one the speaker is referring to. For example, the “Libraries” screen on my version can only be gotten to by selecting “Media” first. The one referred to by the speaker does not have a “Media.” The speaker is using an example that has “Library” and “Theater.” I am using a version that contains “Media,” “Projects,” and “Theater.”

I spent $1,200 to get the right A/D converter. Now I cannot use it with the cheap Rotten Apple software. If someone has an idea that would be great. In the mean time I wouldn’t have bought the A/D converter if I knew iMovie was junk.

Great for simple projects

I had to put together a video for a funeral, and iMovie turned out to be the perfect tool. Gathered all my photos in an album in Photos app, and iMovie kept in sync with edits made there. Offers some simple titles, transitions, and using the Ken Burns effect was intuitive. I created a nice video 100x quicker than it previously took me in Premiere Pro For simple videos like this iMovie is great.

I would like to see a way to make the photos span the same time as the audio, and some way to snap photos to the beat of the audio. This would be amazing.

Many Many Bugs

The current imovie is awful on my mac, i dragged a video in it and it took it and i cant get it back. I remember how mich i loved the old version and making short skits and clips but now its full of bugs and i cant get my Video back and it keeps saying that a 3min clip will take over 8hours to load and it keeps going up. I am a fan of imovie but this update has ruined it. :/ i cant say much more than please fix the bugs.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.1.1
  • Size: 2.02 GB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10.5 or later

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