Apple has updated its iMovie for Mac video editing package, adding a few minor improvements and fixing issues related to sharing, search and some foreign languages.
The update adds the ability to sort events in the sidebar by date, change the font, size and color of new titles introduced in iMovie 10, and the ability to double-click an transition in the timeline to adjust its duration. All small additions, but welcome ones for some users.
What's new in iMovie 10.0.3
• Option to sort events in the sidebar by date
• Change the font, size, and color of new titles introduced in iMovie version 10
• Double-click a transition in the timeline to adjust its duration
• Crop and rotate clips in events
• Add speed effects using the Adjustments Bar
• Option to smoothly transition in and out of speed effects
• Fixes issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
• Resolves issues that could cause sharing to fail
• Improves reliability of search when using partial or multiple search terms
• General usability improvements on computers using certain languages
Apple also released an update to Xcode coding app that fixes a few issues.
iMovie is available from the Mac App Store for $14.99, though it is included free for many users with their Mac purchase. [Direct Link]
Xcode is a free download from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
That is a good question. It is included free with every Mac. So who would not already have a copy? Who would need to buy iMovie?
It's very rare that I say I like an old version of an application better than a new one. I usually understand that computers are all about a fluid change over time. (That's what makes them such interesting tools.... They don't just do a fixed set of tasks. They run whatever code they're fed.)
But iMovie really lost me after version 6 or so.... Between the program itself,and some really good 3rd. party plug-ins made for it, I could comfortably do some really enjoyable video editing. I don't make any money at this stuff or produce anything used professionally -- so FCP will always be "overkill" for my purposes, really. I just wanted to do such things as importing raw footage from friends/family's vacation trips and produce edited, much more watchable versions on DVD.
But with the total re-design of iMovie, I now find I can't do much of anything with it without endless frustration, unless I'm just trying to work with short clips suitable for YouTube or social media websites.
I wanted to like the new versions, especially because they brought the ability to download content from most of the newer devices. iMovie 6 was really made with the assumption you'd be pulling DV content from a firewire camcorder using tape.
Maybe it's just me, but I have a really tough time finding exactly where I want to insert transitions or clip content at precise points with current iMovie versions? The ability to quickly scrub through the clips as they play back in a preview window causes me to overshoot things or skip over a small spot I want to play/replay repeatedly until I figure out exactly where a cut needs to happen, or some audio needs to be inserted/modified.
iMovie (as well as the other iLife and iWorks apps that now come "free" with purchase) is licensed to the purchaser and tied to their Appstore account. This way you can freely install it on any Mac you own that will run the software -- it's great for me since I own 8 Macs and can run the latest software on all of them without paying for additional copies.
HOWEVER, the license is not transferrable. If I were to sell or even give away one of my Macs the software no longer goes with it. Anyone who buys a used Mac (who doesn't have an existing Appstore account with the software licensed) has to buy a new copy. Of course after they buy that one copy, they can use it on all future Macs they buy.
This licensing scheme also has ominous future effects -- if (when) you die, the software license is revoked. This applies to virtually all licensed media (music, video, E-books) as well. I predict lawsuits around the inability to inherit.
Calm down. He's not implying anything. I'm wondering the same thing. Why is iMovie for sale when as far as I know it's included in all Macs. :confused: Maybe for Hackintoshes?
Which Mac are you using?