iMovieApple has updated its iMovie consumer video editing software with support for additional, older Macs.

Previously, iMovie didn't work on Macs that did not have an OpenCL-capable graphics card, including some configurations of the Mid/Late 2007 MacBook Pro, Mid 2007 and Early 2008 iMacs, and the Early 2008 Mac Pro.

Now any Mac that works with OS X Mavericks can use iMovie.

iMovie (2013): About video card compatibility

Installing iMovie (2013) previously required a computer with an OpenCL-capable video card. This requirement was removed, and you can install iMovie version 10.0.1 on any Mac with OS X Mavericks.

iMovie is a $14.99 download from the Mac App Store, though purchasers of new Macs receive the app for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

pubwvj Avatar
113 months ago
Some more support would be nice but I think you're a bit unrealistic in supporting that old hardware/software (Lisa)… It would just become more tiresome for the developers to offer support for that 0,001 percent of the people that would use it.

So you support the tyranny by the majority. If the majority don't use a feature then cut it out... No, that is not a good solution.

Besides, Apple does a lot of things "Because They Can" and "To Be Different".

You're probably too young to have any legacy data or apps but when you grow up you'll want to be able to access your old data and programs. Guaranteed.
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jclo Avatar
113 months ago
Once again I don't get credit for the tips I submit. I submitted this earlier.

We always appreciate email tips, but keep in mind that we also continually watch for news stories and app updates to share with you guys. In this instance, we were aware of the update before we received emails about it.

Keep sending in tips though! We always try to give credit where credit is due.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Anonymous Freak Avatar
113 months ago
Finally!

And not because I couldn't upgrade, but because I had upgraded... I got zero warnings that the new iMovie was incompatible with my iMac. None at all. It updated just fine.

It ran fine. Kind of flaky, crashed fairly often when just mucking about. Then I tried to import video. I could import a VERY short video just fine, but anything longer than about 15 seconds would crash iMovie. Every time. Only in researching it did I find out that it wasn't even supposed to install on my machine!

Hopefully it runs without crashing all the time now!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r.harris1 Avatar
113 months ago
You miss the point. It isn't what you want. Other people do other things and just because you don't want a feature does not mean it should be dropped. You propose the tyranny of the majority. That is bad.
You're proposing a "tyranny" of another sort, right? The tyranny that says I've got to support everybody's whim. If I'm a company and I want to progress my product, you're proposing that I can't in the way that I want (out with the old) because you want me to support something really old, say Apple Lisa (or equivalent). If you really want to run an Apple Lisa, go see if you can scrounge one up. You just can't run it with Mavericks and there's no compelling business reason why Apple should support that desire either. The majority isn't preventing you from going out to buy one though.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Retrofire Avatar
113 months ago
Some more support would be nice but I think you're a bit unrealistic in supporting that old hardware/software (Lisa)… It would just become more tiresome for the developers to offer support for that 0,001 percent of the people that would use it.
Rosetta required zero customer support. Only the appropriate frameworks and a compatible kernel.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
metis Avatar
113 months ago
iMovie Version 10 is simply unusable... even on newer Macs

... I very much convinced that Apple should never have released iMovie Version 10. :mad:

The given functional scope is very, very, very poor and it is impossible to work with larger libraries. i.e. my library covers 5 years of video material split into 300 events nicely sorted by date in Version 9, whereas Version 10 offers my only an alphabetic list without any indication of date/time stamp!!!!

All the shame goes to the apple release manager, who seem *NEVER* to have really worked with more than 10 events! It was also no-where mentioned, that "sorting by date" was rereleased!

Since I couldn't find any workaround in Version 10, I've back-migrated to Version 9 (... and deleted the newly created Version 10 video library by hand to prevent from doubling all video material!!!!:mad:)

I hope that many more people complain about Version 10, so that Apple will start fixing the Version 10 and to bring it function wise to at least par with Version 9!

Therefore "OpenCL-capable graphics card support" is really not priority number 1!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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