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MovieMaker for Mac

By Curtis Jones Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 30, 2014

MovieMaker for Mac gives you the tools to make movies from your photos and then share them with your friends through email or Vimeo. You can add entire folders or select photos individually, and then just process them and watch your movie.

Pros

Quick processing: Once you've added your photos, the Rendering step is very quick. And once it's done, you can view a preview of your movie to make sure everything is in order before you send it off to your friends.

Convenient sharing: If you're satisfied with the movie you've made, you can quickly share it straight from the app via the Share features. This includes options to send your video in an email or as an SMS, or to upload it straight to Vimeo. While this is a common feature of most mobile apps, it's not often included in apps for the computer.

Cons

Lots of bugs: We had difficulty with several aspects of adding photos to the app during testing. The drag-and-drop feature did not work, and sometimes the movie we created only contained the last photo added rather than all of the ones we'd included.

Bottom Line

MovieMaker is a quick and straightforward way to create stop-action videos from your photos. It does have a lot of bugs, and the free trial version only allows up to 100 photos per movie. The full version costs $4.99, but there is no time limit on the trial, so you'll have plenty of time to see if it fits your needs.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MovieMaker for Mac 1.3.1

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.1

Image manager, expanded Dropbox support, expanded image format support, bug fixes.

General

Release April 22, 2014
Date Added April 22, 2014
Version 1.3.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements 64-bit CPU

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,737
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Make a time lapse movie with just a few clicks using MovieMaker for Mac OS X.

Now you can make a time laps movie quickly and easily from your webcam image captures (or any images) with ease. Settings allow you to customize the quality of the rendered movie and the codec, format, dimensions and more.

Using the customizable date format feature, you can extract timestamp information from file names to include in an overlay in the rendered movie.

Finally, you can share your new movie with your friends via email, Message, AirDrop, Vimeo or Facebook - right from within the app.