What is iMovie?

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iMovie is a movie editing application that is part of the iLife suite of digital lifestyle applications that allows Apple Macintosh users to create movies from a number of different sources including digital video cameras, DV-encoded files, and pictures.

imovie_icon.pngiMovie allows you to:
  • Easily import footage from digital camcorders and still cameras (that support video capture)
  • Organize your video in a central repository, across your Mac or on external hard drives
  • Gather, view, edit, and share your edited movie files
  • Create movie files that include music, sound effects, themes, menus, titles, transitions, and other effects
  • Save your edited movies onto physical media such as a DVD, CD or as a file on a hard drive
  • Share your movies on the Internet through services such as MobileMe Gallery, YouTube, and personal web sites
Works with other applications
iMovie works effortlessly with other Apple applications including QuickTime, iDVD, iPhoto, iWeb, iTunes and with other Mac OS X applications.

Sync with Apple devices
If you own an iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV you can use iMovie to save your movies in formats for use on these devices.  Note that iTunes is used to sync to your iPhone or iPod.

iMovie is pre-installed on all new Macs.  The current version is iMovie '09.

Created: 1:37 PM on Mar 10, 2009
By: switchtoamac