'iMovie' Articles

iMovie for Mac Updated With Fast Project Creation, Other New Features

Apple today updated its iMovie app designed for the Mac, adding several new features and design tweaks aimed at speeding up the video editing process. Fast project creation allows editing to begin with a single click, while an easier to find "New Project" button has been added to the Projects browser. Larger product thumbnails, designed to bring the look of iMovie for Mac in line with the iOS version, have been added. Clicking a video clip will now select the entire clip instead of a range, and there's a keyboard shortcut that enables selecting a range within a clip. There's also support for App Preview resolutions for the iPad Pro and the Apple TV, along with performance improvements. A full list of the changes is below:- Easy to find New Project button in the Projects browser - Larger project thumbnails that match the look of iMovie for iOS - Fast project creation lets you begin editing with a single click - Clicking a video clip selects the entire clip, instead of a range - Keyboard shortcut to select range within a clip in the browser and timeline (hold down R key while dragging) - Support for App Preview resolutions for iPad Pro (1600 x 1200) and Apple TV (1920 x 1080) - Improves stabilityiMovie can be downloaded from the App Store for $14.99. [Direct Link]

iMovie for Mac Updated With YouTube Bug Fix, Stability Improvements

Apple today updated iMovie for Mac, the company's video editing software designed for consumers of all skill levels. Today's minor 10.1.1 update fixes several bugs, including a problem with YouTube sharing that affected those with multiple YouTube accounts and a problem that prevented White Balance adjustments from being applied to video clips. Apple says the update also includes stability improvements to streamline the performance of the app. A full list of bug fixes is below: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 improvementsThe 10.1.1 update follows the October release of the major iMovie 10.1 update, which introduced support for 4K video editing and 1080p videos at 60 frames per second. iMovie can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $14.99, but Apple also provides the software free with a new Mac purchase and has done so for several years now. [Direct Link]

iMovie Updated With 4K Support for iPad Air 2 on iOS 9.1

Apple today updated its iMovie app for iOS devices to version 2.2.1, fixing several bugs and adding 4K support for the iPad Air 2 following yesterday's release of iOS 9.1. An iPad Air 2 running iOS 9.1 can now be used to edit and share 4K resolution videos. iMovie first began supporting 4K video editing with the 2.2 update released in September after the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The two new iPhones are the first Apple devices that are capable of capturing 4K video, and along with the iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2, they're also the only devices that can edit 4K video. Today's 2.2.1 iMovie update also includes several fixes for bugs that were discovered after the major 2.2 September update.What's New - Create and share movies at 4K resolution on iPad Air 2 with iOS 9.1* - Fixes an issue that could prevent users from creating new trailers in some languages - Resolves issues importing and removing projects from iCloud Drive - Addresses interface issues that could appear in some right-to-left languages - Addresses interface issues that could appear in iMovie extension for Photos - Performance and stability improvementsiMovie supports 4K on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad ProiMovie can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

iMovie for Mac Adds 4K and 60fps/1080p Video Editing, Imports From iMovie for iOS

Along with the release of the new line of iMacs, Apple also announced an update for iMovie, going live today. The new 10.1 version of the video editing software introduces 4K video editing along with 1080p HD video that runs at 60 frames per second "for smoother, more true-to-life action." 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 Elsewhere, the 10.1 iMovie update introduces a handful of minor overhauls to the user experience, including a redesigned media browser, a new Projects view, and the ability to start editing on iMovie for iOS and continue the same project on an iMac. Those interested in iMovie can download the app for $14.99 from the Mac App Store [Direct Link

iMovie for iOS Gains Support for 4K Video, 3D Touch

Apple's iPhone video editing app iMovie was today updated to version 2.2, a major update that adds several new features to make the app compatible with features in the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro. iMovie now supports 4K videos on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, allowing 4K video captured by the two devices to be edited within the app. The app has also gained support for 3D Touch, with a new Quick Action gesture that lets users start a new movie directly from the iPhones Home screen. For the iPad Pro, performance improvements allow the simultaneous editing of multiple 4K video streams. On stage, Apple said the iPad Pro could edit three 4K video streams at one time. There's also an enhanced interface for the iPad Pro with a full-height Media Browser and pixel-for-pixel 1080 HD Viewer. There are several other design and performance improvements in the updated iMovie app, which are included in the full list of changes below.- Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible iOS devices - Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action - Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to quickly start a new movie right from the Home Screen - Desktop-class performance on iPad Pro with the ability to edit multiple streams of 4K video and use shortcuts with the Smart Keyboard - Enhanced interface on iPad Pro with full-height Media Browser and pixel-for-pixel 1080 HD Viewer - Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly - Option to hide Media Browser

New iMovie for Mac Update Provides Look at Potential of Force Touch Trackpad

While Apple updated iMovie for Mac on March 9 with Photos integration and noted it in the "What's New" section, Apple did not mention it also gained additional support for the new Force Touch Trackpad. The new feature was first found by freelance film editor Alex Gollner (via Wired) and is described in an Apple support document. When dragging a video clip to its maximum length, you’ll get feedback letting you know you’ve hit the end of the clip. Add a title and you’ll get feedback as the title snaps into position at the beginning or end of a clip. Subtle feedback is also provided with the alignment guides that appear in the Viewer when cropping clips.Gollner notes that the new feature allowed him to "feel" his way around iMovie's user interface, which means that he could do certain tasks without looking at the screen. He goes on to say that the new feature feels like a sign of the future for Apple devices, with users being able to feel their way through UI elements that he calls "bumpy pixels". iMovie for Mac [Direct Link] comes free with every new Mac, and this new version of the software is available as a free update for existing owners of the app. iMovie for Mac is otherwise available in the Mac App Store for

Apple Updates iMovie for Mac With Photos for OS X Integration

Following today's media event where Apple unveiled the 12-inch MacBook and new details on the Apple Watch, the company has released a minor update to iMovie for Mac that adds in support for Photos. With the new Photos integration in iMovie, it's now possible for iMovie users to browse Moments, Collections, Favorites, and Albums that have been stored in Photos, using the Photos app to insert content into video projects. Photos for OS X was first introduced last year and was provided to developers earlier this month alongside the first OS X 10.10.3 beta. As of last week, the Photos app is also available to the public through Apple's public beta testing program. Designed to replace Aperture and iPhoto, Photos for OS X integrates with iCloud Photo Library, providing a unified editing and photo management experience across Macs and iOS devices. Today's iMovie for Mac update also includes Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons that are permanently displayed below the Viewer, and easier access to the Record Voiceover button. There are also several stability improvements.- 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 issuesiMovie for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $14.99. [Direct Link]