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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 HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And with iCloud, you can enjoy them on all your devices in iMovie Theater.
Browse and share video
• See all your video 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 HD movies
• Choose from 15 unique themes with matching titles and transitions
• 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
• Drag one clip above another to create sophisticated picture-in-picture, side-by-side, and green screen effects
• Use color-coded audio waveforms to find the right volume
• 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 38 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 HD video with Mail Drop when signed in to iCloud
• Publish to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CNN iReport
• Export files using Custom H.264, ProRes, and Audio Only settings
• Share any video frame as an image
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• 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
What's New in Version 10.0.9
• Addresses compatibility with video clips exported from GoPro Studio using the CineForm codec
• Fixes an issue that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly when sharing to YouTube
Introduced in Versions 10.0.7 and 10.0.8
• Adds support for Force Touch trackpad
• Browse Moments, Collections, Favorites and Albums from the Photos app to add content to your projects
• Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons are always displayed below the Viewer for easier navigation
• Record Voiceover button available below the Viewer for easier access to controls when adding narration
• Adds support for the Sony XAVC-S format
• Addresses stability and compatibility issues
• Resolves an issue that could cause iMovie to quit on launch
• Updates compatibility with sharing to YouTube
Poorly organized mess
I was just forced to upgrade from iMovie ’09 to gain some new functionality and am shocked at how much of a step backwards the organization of this application has taken. In ’09 the layout of the panels and the workflow was intuitive. It was clear what was your library, what was your work area, what project you were working on, etc.. It worked sensibly and more or less like Apple’s other content creation biggies: GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut (pre-X).
This 10.x version, on the other hand, is a mess. Panels open and close in all quadrants of the workspace without any clear indication of what their role is. No more clean separation into library and work area, no context indicating what project you actually have open, a muddling addition of a “theater” mode (um, hey, isn’t that what I have player applications for), I could go on. It’s just incredibly bad.
Using this app, I die a little inside, because it so reflects of the death of the Mac as this magical, out-of-the-box creative instrument for the everyman. There’s little hope for the future either, for it seems impossible that Apple, as big as it has grown, will be able to turn its foundering software ship around.
Good, could be better.
In terms of come-with-the-computer software, this program isn’t too bad. Has great functionality against it’s arguable rival, Windows Movie Maker. The user interface is simple and fast… after about an hour of figuring out how to use it. Needs more guidance for new users. However, once you know the ins and outs of the program, it functions great. Love the green screen and picture-in-picture capabilities. However, my largest issue is what brings this down to two stars. For the love of… please add the option to overlay text onto a video that is movable or at least make the already existing Title options movable and resizable. And no, apple support, no I don’t mean move it within the timeline of the video, I mean move it left, right, up and down in the actual frame of the video. Heck, maybe even rotatable, if the developers can add that much. I use text a lot in my videos, and currently it’s absolutely frustrating. Please add this function asap, and I will add the missing 3 stars to this review.
Good and Bad
- Presets to make quick and simple trailers.
- Decently designed presets, titles and transitions for movie projects
- Seemlessly import clips. Just drag video or audio clips from anywhere into the editing area. iMovie will import automatically in the background as you work with the clips.
- Good basic features for video and audio effects, like slow-mo, stabilization, color correction and balance, audio EQ (presets), and a handful of video and audio effects that are basically just filters.
- Picture-in-picture. Great for inserting things like facecam or side-by-side views.
- Crashes often, especially when working with large projects with long video and audio clips
- [HUGE PROBLEM] Cutting clips can often create corrupted footage that will not allow you to export successfully, unless the corrupted part of the clip is removed or replaced.
- [BIG Disappointment] Limited control over export settings. You can choose resolution and quality, but it can only export up to 30 fps. 60 fps or higher video clips can be imported and editted, but the exported file will only run in 30 fps.
- Limited control over title text. All preset titles will have automatic fade-in and fade-outs, so text cannot just pop-up/disappear instantly. No matter how short the title clip is, it will still fade in and out. This is especiialy annoying when displaying short bursts of text.
- Category: Video
- Updated: Jun 25, 2015
- Version: 10.0.9
- Size: 2.00 GB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Apple Inc.
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10.2 or later