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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 10.1.4

• Resolves a stability issue for some users who upgraded from a previous version in which they had shared movies or trailers

Introduced in Version 10.1.3
• Support for Touch Bar on MacBook Pro lets you quickly add video clips to your movie, or use them to create picture in picture, green screen, and split screen effects
• Tap the Touch Bar to play your movie, split a clip, or easily adjust the volume of any clip
• Ability to delete render files to recover drive space


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Customer Reviews

Great tool for amateur videographers!

This is the best “free” tool available for amateur film making. I use it for multimedia production at church. You’ll be hard pressed to find a free digital video editor with the power built into iMovie. Cutaways, disolves, color matching, green screen/chroma-keying are all available for making professional looking videos. The one thing I wish I had available direclty in the package was access to the great EQ and Compression tools that are in Garageband. As it stands, I have to export the audio track into Garageband to do more advanced audio post-processing and then import it back into iMovie to complete a project. In-spite of that shortcoming, this is still a phenomenal tool. I can’t say enough good things about it.

I know how to improve it

I will never forgive Apple (or the Apple exec who went on a vacation and, based on his experience, decided to “simplify” the movie making process) and terminated iMovie 6HD. The old iMovie had its issues, but it was awesome with tons of incredible the 3rd party software (e.g. GeeThree). I did video from my son’s HS football team and the parents thoughts I made videos for a living. You could grow with the old iMovie, and yet it was still fairly simple.

Remember when Windows tried to control everything for you — and Apple was intuitive and fostered your creativity.

But I must say, even though the new iMovie is nothing like it used to be, at least it worked, although it crashed once in the process (Activity Monitor — imovie is not responding). The past versions were horrible.

I hope Apple can continue to make progress with iMovie — and that some software development group would make a video editor in ths spirit of the old iMovie. Maybe the Adobe editor is a better option???

If they want to improve it - find an a copy of the old iMovie, update it a bit as needed, but leave it alone! The old one wa MUCH better adn gave the user a lot more room to be creative,

Nice interface, but clunky

I like the interface but its kind of slow and clunky. There is also not enough control over how a video to disk is created. I don’t see how to create one that is web optimized for use with my plex server. I’ve read that capability was there under version 9, version 10 seems limited (but what do you expect for free). Also, when I quit the app it says its cancelling background processes but that never finishes, even when I allow it to run over night. I’ve had to bootcamp by Mini, install Win10 and Pinnacle Studio. Its cheaper solution than Apple’s and is working better plus I can author Blu Rays too (Apple no longer has that capability). Wish that Apple would give some attention to the problems with this app. Might like to use it. I’ve found that i’m not the only one with this problem.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Video
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  • Version: 10.1.4
  • 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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