iMovie 08: A Step Back?

It is rare that you upgrade software to get fewer features. But this is the case with iMovie 08, a compete rework of previous versions of iMovie. I used to use iMove for all sorts of quick and simple video edits, but I can’t anymore as basic timeline functionality is gone. My main move was to record me talking about something, then separate the audio from the video, then splice in b-roll footage in segment. So you ended up with all the audio of me talking, but only me on the video at the beginning and end. I’ll be keeping iMovie 06 around to do that. On the bright side, GarageBand finally has the ability to export directly to an MP3 file. You don’t need to go to iTunes first anymore, play with the iTunes preferences, and convert to MP3. MP3 export should have been in 1.0. But there still isn’t a way to export as an AIFF or WAV. So to use music in projects I still need to export as .m4a and convert with QuickTime Pro.

Posted on August 15, 2007 at 7:22 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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