Apple iMovie for Mac

Apple iMovie for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    445,511
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2003
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 8 votes

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    3.0

    out of 159 votes

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    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 48
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1 stars

"killed my library"

October 15, 2014

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 10.0.5

Pros

fast uploads from camera by comparison to previous version

Cons

1) will not create a movie - the little blue circle in the upper right just says processing....evidently for all eternity
2) and most importantly, corrupted my library. i have a video library dating back to 1996...nothing important just my children being born and our life since then....and it appears that i have to reimport all my data....oh bummer, tape files don't maintain integrity forever...trying to salvage. paid $99 for one to one - first session today - conclusion rebuild your library - apple / imovie should be sued....if you have a large video library, do not count on this version of imovie to work for you - you will work for it

Summary

don't load it if you have a large library and care about it.

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1 stars

"DO NOT BUY DO NOT UPGRADE BACK UP iMovie 9 if u have it"

August 03, 2014  |  By slj2002

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 10.0.4

Pros

NONE except for trailers

Cons

VERY counter inituitive, cluttered, no way to use without a Ph.D, useless, VERY disappointed...

Summary

If u have iMovie version 9 KEEP it. Back it up if you want to download iMovie 11. The version 11 is GREAT for the trailers...but that is it...so I have both versions. I use iMovie 09 for movie making and 11 ONLY for the trailers. now Apple is charging $14.99 for a very useless piece of c**p. I guess they want u to buy the $299 Final Cut Pro but have ticked off many long time users of Mac. DO NOT BUY and ONLY upgrade if you have a previous version backed up somewhere.

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1 stars

"Don't upgrade."

November 27, 2013  |  By myboyatc

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 10.0.1

Pros

It was free

Cons

• Missing tools
• Downgraded capabilities
• Downgraded customization abilities
• Downgraded looks
• More complicated
• Less linear than the original
• More cluttered
• Less intuitive
• Less user friendly
• Nearly impossible to more clips
• Nearly impossible to made sound changes
• Nearly impossible to customize fonts and titles

Summary

I know this isn't FCP. Not by a long shot. But 10.0.1 sucks. There's no way to put it nicely. I've never used an Apple product that I've hated so much as this. At least with the old iMovie I knew the limitations existed. With this new iteration of iMovie, things that were possible in the old version are gone! Want to move a clip? fat chance without first having to select the whole clip. No simple drag and drop. This is a total piece of crap, and if I could downgrade I would. I would sooner pay Apple to destroy this software than use it after this experience. I turned the semi-professional tool into a thing of child's play that no one should have to suffer through. The ONLY positive thing about the upgrade was that it was free. I hope Apple sees this and realizes they have failed us. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE, if you value your sanity, DO NOT UPGRADE.

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1 stars

"A real headache"

February 27, 2013  |  By apcreative

 |  Version: Apple iMovie '11 9.0.8

Pros

The program is fairly simple and has a lot of good features for beginners

Cons

The Apple forums are riddled with complaints about changes that don't save. I've had to recreate a project five times because the autosave function works only sporadically. Many of the type style and text changes revert to earlier versions after restarting the computer. Timing shifts, as well. Basically, you can't count on anything to stick. Also, your ability to customize design and type treatments is very limited in this program.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time!"

March 25, 2012  |  By grandmothersapron

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.4

Pros

Well, I am looking, but have not found any!

Cons

Too difficult to edit, select, organize image/video clips. Controls are non-intuitive. File format limitations, especially if the files are on digital storage other than a camera. Limited and messy audio editing tools and functions. Tutorials and support are completely insufficient, suggesting Apple developers did not consider this application worth discussion.

Summary

I wouldn't pay a penny for this software. The selection tool alone is cause to declare this application a complete waste of time and energy. Unless you get pleasure from frustration, don't bother.

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1 stars

"A real waste of time"

September 04, 2011  |  By hdrasin

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.4

Pros

When it works, which is not often, it's easy and intuitive to use.

Cons

Changes the timing of transitions and photos-and will not reset No matter what you try you can't reset them to what you want. I have wasted many hours trying to get this program to do the simple things that it is supposed to.

Summary

Search the Internet, you will find many people with complaints that this program simply doesn't work as advertised. It can be a real time waster. If you must use it, back up your work frequently and when it crashes, be prepared to go back and start from that point all over again.

Updated on Sep 4, 2011

Actually, using backup copies doesn't help once the program is corrupted. The backup copies, that used to work fine, become unusable. Someone had suggested NEVER adding transitions until all of your photos are in place. Since my project is practically completed, it's not possible for me to do that and I assume I would need to start from scratch. Since the whole edited process is unusable at this point, I fear I will need to find a different program to use rather than wasting time here, again. Hopefully Apple will pay some attention to this and fix the bug that causes the program to be corrupted when there is an interaction between the use of transitions and inserted photos.

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4 stars

"A great starting movie maker"

April 26, 2011  |  By JLovett15

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

Pros

Great for pros and new people

Cons

SOme cameras do not work with it.

Summary

A great video editing thing for everyone

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5 stars

"Simply: amazing!"

April 09, 2011  |  By maluen

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

Pros

Very simple to use, really intuitive interface

Cons

Handling of the photos requires improvement

Summary

Highly recommended

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3 stars

"Like I've said before a few times, I don't use this prg"

March 10, 2011  |  By lathangt

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

Pros

I don't use this program, I would need to upgrade my Apple

Cons

Haven't used this program, was downloaded in error. I would need to upgrade my Apple to use it, but you keep asking for a review - why?, I believe I've asked you to stop asking for a review!

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4 stars

"Simple to use"

February 12, 2011  |  By samnaomi1

 |  Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

Pros

I am making a movie of old 8mm cine films which I had digitised. It is perfect for my purpose.

Cons

Titles could be a little easier to place.

Summary

Highly recommended. An excellent application, very simple to use.

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What's new in version 3.0.3
iMovie 3.0.3 provides improved performance and stability for iMovie 3. Refinements to the Ken Burns Effect allow greater pan and zoom control on digital images, and make it easier to crop digital stills. QuickTime 6.3 is required for improvements to audio sync and audio integrity.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date June 03, 2003
Date Added June 03, 2003
Version 3.0.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.1, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher
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    File Size 1.01GB
    File Name id408981434
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    Total Downloads 445,511
    Downloads Last Week 455
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    License Model Free
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    Price Free

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