imovieApple'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 while editing a movie
- Option to disable Ken Burns animation on a photo
- Redesigned Project Details view lets you watch movies and trailers before opening them
- Redesigned Video view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos on iPad
- Improved Inspector controls with easy-to-read text labels on iPad
- Support for Slide Over and Split View when multitasking with the iMovie Extension for Photos
- Redesigned Audio browser in the iMovie Extension lets you easily browse and hear music
- Performance and stability improvements
- Support for Canadian French, Hindi, and Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)

The new device-specific iMovie features will be available on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus when those devices launch next week, and they'll be available on the iPad Pro when it launches in November.

iMovie for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

jdillings Avatar
110 months ago
I can't wait to watch the 4k videos I created on my new Apple TV
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
110 months ago
I wonder what editing 4k video on an iPhone will be like? Super laggy?
I would imagine that all the edits you do are actually on a version of the video that fits your device's screen. Until you attempt to export it, it doesn't actually need to deal with the 4k video.

In other words, it should run as smoothly, if not smoother, than the iPhone 6 does when editing HD video.

Now my question is - when is Apple going to release a 5K external display? I also wonder what it will cost... I feel like $600 would be a reasonable price so hopefully no more than the $1K they charge for their current external screen?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThunderSkunk Avatar
110 months ago
i know it's a stupid question but...how the hell do you delete a video file in iMovie on iOS? I can't seem to figure out! -.-
Uninstall the app.

Otherwise, you can't. You also can't remove media you've imported. And you can't organize any of it either. So if anyone ever honestly tried to use this app to create films, they'd have a pile of unnamed clips a mile long to fish through and hope to spot something they want. So, import a bunch of media (that's all the same format), eyeball some very simplistic edits in place, export it, pray to all the gods you can manage to get the file off your device, and then uninstall the app, losing all your working files. That's the workflow.

It's what makes the iPad "Pro", a professional tool.
lol
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canesalato Avatar
110 months ago
Uninstall the app.

Otherwise, you can't. You also can't remove media you've imported. And you can't organize any of it either. So if anyone ever honestly tried to use this app to create films, they'd have a pile of unnamed clips a mile long to fish through and hope to spot something they want. So, import a bunch of media (that's all the same format), eyeball some very simplistic edits in place, export it, pray to all the gods you can manage to get the file off your device, and then uninstall the app, losing all your working files. That's the workflow.

It's what makes the iPad "Pro", a professional tool.
lol
oh god! Are you serious? And this is the App that was so heavily promoted at the keynote, as PRO app for editing 4k videos on the iPad Pro?
I'm speachless...part of me is angry, the other part can't stop laughing!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
110 months ago
I can't wait to watch the 4k videos I created on my new Apple TV
but it's 1080p only... oh wait......
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
makingdots Avatar
110 months ago
Someone wants a cookie.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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