Apple iMovie
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With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you’re ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.
What's New
Version 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
Version 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 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.9.2 or later





MacUpdate - Apple iMovie






Apple iMovie User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 10.x:
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Albabe commented on 11 Apr 2014
iMovie 10.0.2 came with my Mavericks... but it won't update to 10.0.3 through the "Software Update" pull-down. Why is that?
[Version 10.0.3]

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Liselotte replied on 12 Apr 2014
Upgrade worked fine here
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Leesa replied on 12 Apr 2014
Mine "Software Update" didn't automatically recognize any new Upgrades either. I had to go to the Apple Store and search for iMovie and upgrade from there.
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Pedro-Fardilha reviewed on 24 Jan 2014
I don't understand how is it possible that it still can't open iMovie for iOS projects!
[Version 10.0.2]


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H3L0 reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
I have done a fresh install of OS X 10.9 and then installed iLife 11. Apple say's you can upgrade to the newest version of iMovie and iPhoto. Yet when I try to update on the MAS I get an error about having the wrong account or the app being refunded. Apple needs to fix their crap.
[Version 10.0.1]


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Intellect Inside reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
Before the '08 version, iMovie HD was a great editor with an easy-to-use interface in the classic Apple fashion.

Since iMovie '08, it has been utter garbage. The interface is barely more intuitable than a switchboard without labels.

Still waiting for Apple to wise up and return to making powerful yet elegantly simple applications. Ease of learning and use is what brought me to the Mac, but the lack of these elements is keeping me away from Apple's apps these days.
[Version 9.0.7]

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ianrid replied on 15 May 2013
Agree entirely. I currently find it unusable. (They're certainly right when they say "You'll cry", but not in the way they intended.) Makes you wonder who they hired to develop this version.
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Huntcraig8 replied on 22 Oct 2013
+1 from me. It's now badly designed, unfriendly and unintuitive. Complete garbage :-(
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Chas_m replied on 20 Nov 2013
Disagree entirely. The old iMovie was VERY VERY difficult to learn for newbies, whereas the new one is much easier. YES, iMovie 6 HD had a few advantages (through expensive third-party plug-ins), but iMovie 08 (and later, iMovie 07 was quite useless but it had to be done) has improved productivity a thousand-fold by making it soooo easy to put together basic videos (which is precisely what its designed to do).

I find that most of the whiners are just people too cheap to shell out $300 for FCP X, and who want iMovie to *be* FCP. Well it isn't, get over it, get a real job and get the right tool.
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Virtualruffy replied on 21 Nov 2013
I work in education technology and classes of students learned imovie '06 in an hour and made movies throughout the rest of their school years. EASILY. Your inability to learn it does not reflect on the ability of ELEMENTARY School students! One of the greatest feats of imovie '06 is it can be used at a beginners level but possess the ability to be used far more extensively if desired. And it was and the loss of which in all later versions is the complaint you flippantly disregard.

3rd party plugins were a fantastic ability that many individuals and schools invested in that greatly extended the abilities of iMovie.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 21 Nov 2013
@Virtualruffy
I've deleted the portion of you comment in which you verbally abuse one of the users. That kind of behavior is unacceptable and won't be tolerated when found.
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Beto-Boton replied on 24 Jan 2014
Agree w/ the comment from Intellect Inside.
I keep iMovie HD installed even after Mavericks. It is working w/ no issues.
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Psychos commented on 13 Jun 2012
Hmm, so over 1GB, mainly to get pushed higher-res stuff for Retina-display MBPs it seems...the new localizations are probably some of that, but I imagine the main thing is retina display support.

Anyone notice how much extra space it takes up after actual installation? Never having actually launched iMovie, I'd be a bit annoyed if it was just 1GB of extra high-res retina display stuff. If it's replacing lots of stuff and isn't anywhere near 1GB, that's much better.
[Version 9.0.6]

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Surfspirit replied on 25 Jul 2012
Yeap, and you need to get Mac OS X 10.7.4, Snow Leopard AbandonWare, if you bought iLife and have a 32 bits computer running Snow Leopard you are with no luck, all those bugs, lack of support, lack of costumer support, are making Apple rotten
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RavenNevermore replied on 05 Sep 2012
@Surfspirit, Snow Leopard was released in 2009. The last update to Snow Leopard was in 2011. There have been two major system upgrades since then. It's not abandoned, it's obsolete. Apple has never continued support for anything but the last couple of updates.

If you want to talk about abandoned, just be happy you aren't on a PPC machine. I couldn't even upgrade to Snow leopard until I got a newer Mac.
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Surfspirit commented on 12 Jun 2012
OS X 10.7.4 or later, I guess Snow Leopard clients are no good for Apple for Software stability and improvements. Apple is really leaving users behind!
[Version 9.0.6]

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Zampom replied on 12 Jun 2012
Fortunately, the "improvements" don't affect me. It's hard for me to comprehend, however, that Apple would close the door on Snow Leopard users who actually bought iLife 11 .... which was designed to support Snow Leopard! Instead of just closing the door ... why not lock it completely by making this (and other updates, like the one for iPhoto) part of a new release of iLife 12 or something. At least it wouldn't be such a bitter pill to swallow. The iPhoto 9.03 update does appear to have some features all SL users could benefit from ... but alas, will be excluded. PS ... I even checked the Apple Spt page for a direct download .... no SL. What is really funny is that the download page on the Apple Site lists the iPhoto 9.0.3 update as: "This update is recommended for all users of iPhoto '11" Obviously not "all" users!
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Zampom replied on 12 Jun 2012
Excuse my earlier typo ... it should read iPhoto 9.3, not 9.0.3.
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Seanc replied on 12 Jun 2012
When you consider that just about all 3rd party developers support incremental updates for both 10.7 and 10.6 with their software, I have to conclude that Apple isn't doing so for marketing, not technical, reasons. I.e., they hope it's a carrot for SL users to upgrade to 10.8. I say this as a 10.7 user, but if I were a 10.6 customer, I'd be justifiably annoyed by the tactic.
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Holypoly commented on 12 Jun 2012
iMovie 9.0.6 has been released as of today, now supports new MBP with Retina Display, adds a couple of localisations and improves general stability according to Apple.
[Version 9.0.4]


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Surfspirit reviewed on 06 Apr 2012
iMovie is cool, but when you export your masterpiece you find out the output quality is soooo bad it makes it useless, yes and it's not just me, there's users all over the web talking about the same thing, iMovie creates awful banding on black areas of video footage. Apple is rotten!
[Version 9.0.4]

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Gmax replied on 12 Jun 2012
It's just you. I use iMovie all the time and quality is great. Maybe you need to learn to optimize your export settings. :P
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Surfspirit replied on 12 Jun 2012
really, you must have a special imovie then, whatch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InawvOjVlsk and try with dark images, also, and try a color wheel also, like I did here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzcFWoxMxkY
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waggonerwheel reviewed on 03 Jan 2012
Overall, this is a great update. However, the audio playback while scrubbing through a clip can get annoying at times, and when you open up the music panel, the navigation bar can get shifted to the left, so if you want to insert something at the end of the movie you must scroll down. Not all of the kinks are worked out, yet....
[Version 9.0.4]


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Moxiesozo commented on 11 Jul 2011
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"App Store only"??? Does that mean those of us who have iMovie NOT via the App Store are going to be left behind / ignored? Is Apple forcing us to (re)purchase this app on the App Store in order to stay current? WTH?
[Version 9.0.4]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 11 Jul 2011
As of this afternoon, the update is available through Apple's support pages; it's available through the 'Download Now' link above.
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Mhoutman had trouble on 12 Jun 2012
Below find the direct download link to the non MAS version:

http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/041-5542.20120611.ME3tt/iMovie9.0.6Update.dmg
[Version 9.0.6]


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Jcherian had trouble on 23 Jan 2011
I confirm that 9.0.2 does indeed fix the annoying bug of lack of audio sync after 10 or so minutes into a clip playback.
[Version 9.0.2]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc had trouble on 25 Mar 2010
The download link on this page doesn't work for me. If you have the same problem, you can download the update directly from Apple at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL859.
[Version 8.0.6]

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Kobalt replied on 26 Mar 2010
Same problem with the link here at MU.

This is where I got it from following B. JEFFERSON LE BLANC's suggestion:

http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL859/en_US/iMovie_806.dmg
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Mistere replied on 28 Mar 2010
MU's download link doesn't work for me either
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Legal Eagle had trouble on 22 Jul 2008
I have NEVER at any time been able to get iMovie to launch on my Core Duo Intel iMac 7,1 running Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.4. It ALWAYS crashes immediately at launch. I installed this most recent upgrade in the hope that, just maybe, it might solve the problem. But NO. Just the same. Can anyone tell me precisely what I need to do to get iMovie to launch successfully ? My computer is very new, but iMovie has NEVER launched.
[Version 7.1.4]

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chas_m replied on 04 Jun 2009
It's pretty obvious that something is wrong with your iMovie install, and updates are never going to fix that.

Reinstall iMovie from your system disk or retail iLife 09 disk.
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Toon.B commented on 16 Jul 2009
The first time you run iMovie09 it will try to import your iPhoto-movies.
For some reason this is not indicated during the first startup of iMovie09.
iMovie09 will therefore seem to hang during it's first startup.
(you will even get the "iMovie - application not responding" indication in the "mouseover-popup on your iMovie-icon in the Dock" and in the ForceQuit-menu)

Do not despair !
Just sit your time out - wait - wait - wait...
Do not interrupt iMovie.

Finally (it might take hours...) iMovie will revive...
(just like Jesus form the tomb - a miracle)
And all your iPhoto-movies will be available from within iMovie.

Good Luck !
Toon.B
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globetrotterdk had trouble on 02 Nov 2007
When adding an .mp3 sound file to iWeb (iLife 08 version), I get prompted with the message that I should use iMovie's QuickTime web export to reduce the file size. Unfortunately, I can't find this feature or any documentation of this feature iMovie. Help anyone?
[Version 7.1]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 18 Apr 2014

[Version 10.0.3]



Liselotte rated on 12 Apr 2014

[Version 10.0.3]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 10.0.2]



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Gryphonent rated on 23 Jan 2014

[Version 10.0.2]



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::mile:: rated on 20 Nov 2013

[Version 10.0.1]



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Stevenjones69 rated on 22 Oct 2013

[Version 10.0]



Ahmedateeq rated on 22 Oct 2013

[Version 9.0.9]



Jacklarm rated on 07 Oct 2013

[Version 9.0.9]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 9.0.9]



foxhole99 rated on 30 Jul 2013

[Version 9.0.9]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Commercial
Date:10 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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