Welcome to another software review on iMovie 09. It’s a free video-editing software that came with the iLife 09 package in January 2009. It restored some basic features that weren’t available in iMovie 08. But they also implemented more advanced features such as picture-in-picture and chroma-keying.
When I first opened iMovie, the interface, just grabbed me. It was sleek, clean, and it had a nice modern feel to it. Not only that, it was very well laid out and organized. If you sum this all up, it’s a very nice and easy interface. Especially for young beginners.
Another thing I enjoyed was the videos panel. Unlike previous iMovie versions where the videos you upload are only available for that project, all the videos you upload are stored there. Meaning, you can have as many projects, but all the same videos are still available to you. This is a really nice feature for many users because they can have a place to store their videos. And then make a quick movie if they want. I find this a really big improvement from Apple since I’ve never seen this being done before.
But, my favorite feature is the video editor. It’s so easy to create titles and add effects. Plus, it has a variety. Meaning, it has other effects that most other free video-editing software don’t give you. As I mentioned before, it included effects such as picture-in-picture, chroma-keying, and even trimming. You can probably download plugins to get these effects for your video editing software. But why do all that when it’s right in front of you!
Overall, this is a really great software for young amateur film makers. I totally recommend it even if it takes buying a $1,000 Macintosh. So, that is all for now. Rate, comment, subscribe, and I’ll see you guys later!