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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

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

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


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Customer Reviews

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.

Really screwed it up

I used to use iMovie for work, where I produce raw video clips and shorts for publication online. Not anymore.

I could probably spend all day getting into how many things are screwed up in the latest version of iMovie, but I’ll just stick to the highlights.

Cutting the clip precisely has become almost impossible. If you’re dealing with an audio clip, even worse. Trying to position the brackets is needlessly difficult, time consuming, and summons a psychological reaction somewhat akin to nails on a chalkboard.

There is not way to move around in the gallery space, enlarge clips, shrink them for detail, label them or organize them. Just a frickin mess.

Every time you download something into iMovie, expect it to use something in the order of 3 to 10 times the amount of hard drive space you would expect it to. For some reason this iMovie program copies and copies and copies and copies and creates back copies and duplicated copies and copies you can’t even find but still somehow take up gigabytes and gigabytes and gigabytes of space. I don’t think my hard drive will ever recover.

I really didn’t think Apple could screw up a piece of software this bad. It really is that bad. Reminds me of trying to use that Windows Movie Maker or whatever they had when XP first came out.


Completely ruined this app

iMovie used to be easy to use, with a very clear and organized layout. The person who created this “new and improved” version should feel completely and utterly ashamed. iMovie used to be my favorite app and I was really good at using it. Sadly I now have to go and find a new movie making/editing software. The current version is ridiculous and beyond impossible to use properly. You can no longer edit the volume, video lengths, picture sizes, or proper order of the videos/pictures used. One mistake and you have to completely start over. I miss the old iMovie. For those of you wondering if this is a good app, don’t waste your time. I guess what they say is true, nothing can really ever compare to the original.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Video
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  • 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
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10.2 or later

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