'iMovie' Articles

iMovie for iOS Gains Green Screen Effect, New Soundtracks and More

iMovie for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.7, adding a long list of new features to the video editing app for the iPhone and the iPad. The update brings a new green screen effect that lets you remove the background of clips shot in front of a green or blue screen, a neat new feature for quickly swapping in a new background. Still images with transparent backgrounds, such as logos or graphics, can be inserted on top of your video, and photos can be used as overlays to create picture-in-picture and split-screen effects. Apple has added 80 new soundtracks across genres that include pop, chill, sentimental, and more, all of which automatically adjust to match the length of your video. Apple has removed the ability to share to iMovie Theater, and all movies and trailers are now saved to iCloud Photos to watch them on other devices. There are also a few other minor tweaks and bug fixes, with Apple's full release notes below:- Transform your video with the new green screen effect that lets you instantly remove the background of clips shot in front of a green or blue screen - Adjust the green screen effect with a 4-point mask and strength slider - Choose from 80 new soundtracks in genres including pop, chill, and sentimental that automatically adjust to match the length of your movie - Drop in still images with transparent backgrounds to use as logos or custom graphics on top of your video - Add photos as overlays to create picture-in-picture and split-screen effects - Choose to hide the border that surrounds picture-in-picture and split-screen effects

iMovie for iOS Gains Support for iPhone X Display and Adopts Metal for Graphics Processing

iMovie for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.5, introducing long-awaited support for the full screen edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X. Along with iPhone X display support, today's update also adopts Metal for graphics processing, and it improves overall stability. Apple says installing the new version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2 or later.What's New - Updated for Super Retina display on iPhone X - Adopts Metal for graphics processing - Improves localization for Simplified Chinese - Improves overall stability This version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2Since the iPhone X launched in November, iMovie was one of the major Apple apps that had not been updated with support for the new display, forcing iMovie users to deal with black bars on their flagship devices. Thankfully, with the update, the iMovie app now displays properly on the iPhone X. Several other Apple apps have yet to be updated with iPhone X support, including iTunes Connect, iTunes Remote, Beats Pill+, Music Memos, and AirPort Utility. iMovie for iOS version 2.2.5 comes just a few days after Apple released an update for the Mac version of iMovie with support for iPhone X resolutions for app previews and a number of bug

iMovie for Mac Updated With iPhone X Support for App Store Video Previews and Bug Fixes

Apple today released iMovie version 10.1.9 for macOS as a free update to its consumer video editing software on the desktop. It's the first update to the app since shortly after macOS High Sierra was released. iMovie 10.1.9 adds support for the iPhone X and additional iPad resolutions in relation to App Previews, the feature for creating short videos that appear alongside screenshots in App Store listings on iPhone and iPad. The update also includes a range of bug fixes and stability improvements: • Resolves an issue which could prevent logging into Facebook • Resolves an issue in which HEVC video clips and HEIF photos could appear black in the viewer • Resolves an issue in which the import date was used as the capture date when importing from certain SD cards or AVCHD cameras • Resolves a playback issue with Sound Designer 2 files • Resolves an issue in which iMovie could hang when quitting the app • Resolves an issue in which opacity controls may disappear when using iMovie in German or Polish • Fixes an issue that could prevent sending certain iMovie projects to Final Cut Pro • Addresses an issue that could lead to slower media import from SD cards on iMac Pro • Improves stability when working with Camtwist Studio iMovie and the 10.1.9 update are available for free on the Mac App Store. The update may still be rolling out for some users. iMovie for iOS has yet to be optimized for the iPhone X

Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users

Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free. Previously, all of these apps were provided for free to customers who purchased a new Mac or iOS device, but now that purchase is not required to get the software. Many Apple customers were already likely eligible to download the software at no cost if they had made a device purchase in the last few years. Apple's iWork page has not yet been updated and continues to say that customers will only be able to download Pages, Keynote, and Numbers after purchasing an eligible Mac or iOS device, but new wording may be added shortly following the price drop. Apple's apps have also been removed from the Top Free app charts in the App Store. Apple has been offering these apps for free to new Mac and iOS device owners since 2013, but dropping the price to free for all users makes it less confusing and opens up downloads for those who have not recently made a new device purchase. - Pages for macOS [Direct Link] - Keynote for macOS [Direct Link] - Numbers for macOS [Direct Link] - GarageBand for macOS - [Direct Link] - iMovie for macOS - [Direct Link] - Pages for iOS - [Direct Link] - Keynote for iOS - [Direct Link] - Numbers for iOS - [Direct Link] - GarageBand for iOS - [Direct Link] - iMovie for iOS - [Direct Link] Update: According to a support document, today's app changes will make it easier for

iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac Get Bug Fixes in New Updates

Apple today updated its iMovie video editing app for the Mac to version 10.1.5, introducing a couple of important bug fixes to address issues that have popped up in previous updates. Today’s iMovie update fixes an issue that could add a red tint to video imported from some camcorders and it fixes a bug that prevented some videos shot on the iPhone from appearing in the import window. According to Apple’s release notes, the update also improves the performance and stability of the app. iMovie 10.1.5 comes nearly six months after the last major iMovie for Mac update, which was released in October of 2016. iMovie 10.1.3 introduced support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, allowing MacBook Pro owners to use the Touch Bar for editing purposes. Apple has also updated Final Cut Pro, its video editing software for professionals. Like iMovie, Final Cut Pro has received several bug fixes and performance improvements, as listed below:- Ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters - Fixes issues with updating older libraries - Faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk - Diamond icon in the Timeline Index to show when the user has modified display of roles in the timeline - More color options in the Role Editor - Reveal in Browser correctly displays the location of the original clip in the browser - Support for Canon Log 3 and Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3 log processing - Resolves an issue in which the viewer could occasionally disappear when exiting full screen - Resolves

Apple Updates iMovie, GarageBand, Xcode and iWork Apps With Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Though the new MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar won't be in the hands of consumers for at least two more weeks, Apple today updated many of its Mac apps with support for the feature. GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and Xcode are now able to work with the Touch Bar built into new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro machines. In Xcode, the Touch Bar offers up context-specific buttons when in the Xcode editor, commit sheet, navigator, and Interface Builder. The Interface Builder makes it easy for developers to add Touch Bar features to their Mac apps, and the Touch Bar simulator lets them see how their app works with the Touch Bar. In Numbers, Pages, and Keynote, the Touch Bar can be used to edit text, shapes, tables, and charts, providing quick-access tools depending on what you're working on. In iMovie, the Touch Bar allows users to quickly add video clips to a movie, or use them to create picture in picture, green screen, and split screen effects. There are also options for using the Touch Bar to play a movie, split a clip, or adjust clip volume. In GarageBand, the Touch Bar can be used to adjust all Smart Controls on a selected track, adjust volume, or to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects. Apple has also released a new version of iTunes, iTunes 12.5.2. The update is not yet available for download and it may be limited to new MacBook Pro models, introducing support for the Touch Bar. Over the course of the next few weeks, many popular Mac apps from third-party developers will also be updated to support the new Touch Bar

New iMovie for iOS Update Makes it Easier to Start and Share Projects

Apple today updated iMovie for iOS, its consumer-oriented video editing app designed for iPhones and iPads. iMovie version 2.2.3 makes it easier to start and share projects and it includes unspecified stability and performance improvements. iMovie users are now able to start projects more quickly by selecting multiple photos and videos to insert into a project, and there are options for sharing to Facebook or Vimeo using the iOS share interface. Today’s update also brings support for Shared iPad, an educational feature that debuted as part of iOS 9.3. With Shared iPad functionality, iMovie will now work for each student who accesses the app on a shared iPad.What’s New - Start projects quickly by selecting multiple photos and videos - Share to Facebook and Vimeo using the standard iOS share interface - Support for Shared iPad in iOS 9.3 or later - Stability and performance improvementsPrior to today’s update, iMovie last saw an update in April of 2016, bringing minor improvements. The last major update to the software came in September of 2015 when iMovie 2.2 was introduced, bringing support for 4K video and 3D Touch. iMovie for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link

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]

iMovie for iOS Gains Audio and Video Output Improvements and Other Enhancements

In addition to today's update to GarageBand for iPad, Apple has also pushed out an update to iMovie for iOS devices [App Store], bringing several improvements and enhancements.What's New in Version 1.2.1 - Audio plays from your HDTV when using the Apple Digital AV Adapter. - Video plays full screen from Marquee to your HDTV when using the Apple Digital AV Adapter. - Resolves some cases of missing media in projects. - Provides more accurate clip grouping by date in Video browser. - Fixes an issue where a project's background music would not fade in or out. - Additional performance and reliability improvements.iMovie for iOS debuted nearly a year ago for the iPhone 4, with support for the fourth-generation iPod touch being added last September at that device's launch. The app's compatibility was expanded yet again in March of this year when the iPad was added.