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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

• 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

I rather like it

I rather like the update. The tabs for different categories, such as transitions, do make the workflow quicker and easier. I also found a couple bugs squashed, like how the previous version didn’t remember my zoom setting for the timeline. This version does. I have completed a movie since the update, and found the editing and export processes flawess. I appreciate the option for multiple pass exporting, but I only noticed a slight improvement in image quality, as I tried each option. Nice to have it available though.
The only thing I’d change is that it needs full Quicktime export options. As it stands, if you select export to file, you only get strange, nonstandard size options, and little control. I usually just export to iTunes, drag and drop to the desktop, and convert to .mov. I would prefer to have it all done at the same time, Quicktime also being an Apple product.
That minor issue aside, I deleted FCP some time ago, and use iMovie for practically everything.

Keeps on crash even after upgraded to 8G RAM

I thought this would be a great simple and useful application because it is designed by Apple, but afte upgrade to El Captain my old iMovie will no longer support importing pictures, so I spent the money to buy this new version. Nightmare starts from here,because it turns out that iMovie 10.1 crashes every time I edit some ~1 hour videos. I have not successfully produce a single one video with this product yet. It is very disappointed, and waste my money and time.

Apple is no longer a trusted brand for me after so many upgrades. Those OS upgrades made my MBP and iMac SLOWER, and the PHOTO which replaces iPhoto gave my wife and me a lot of trouble and forced us to switch back to iPhoto (wasted lots of time), and now this “NEW” iMovie which I bought a few weeks ago keeped me from producing church sermon videos for two weeks in a row, results in church website not updated to the latest video. What a application!

Never Works

First off apple is not the trusted brand it use to be. Which is sad and disappointing concidering that all my gagets are apple. Now I feel trapped and have to deal with the upgrades. I first upgraded to El Capital which is slow. Now my IMovie doesn’t work. If you upgrade one thing with apple all of your other apps will not work. That is so annoying not to mention a total burden. To spend hours upgrading all your apps just to get one to work. All I wanted to do was upgrade my lightroom. That turned into me having to update my computer. That then turned into a five hour download at the apple store because it wouldn’t download at home or the store. Now that has turned into me having to update IMovie. Which will not upgrade. If I wasn’t in this apple grap trap. I would throw this computer away. Apple is going down the tubes. Please tech gods give us something else to work with besides Apple and Windows.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.1
  • Size: 2.02 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
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10.5 or later

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