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iMovie for iOS

By Apple $4.99 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jun 24, 2010

iMovie for iOS just got better with the release of the iPad 2 with some new features exclusive to the device, but iPhone 4 users should definitely download it as well. iMovie was already available for the iPhone 4 for some time, but this latest release adds plenty of new bells and whistles to keep the app interesting.

iMovie for iOS lets you create great-looking HD movies with themes, all just using your iPhone 4, latest generation iPod Touch, or iPad 2--older devices are unfortunately out of luck. You can start your project by either shooting fresh footage (using either the front- or rear-facing camera) or by selecting a video you already have on your iOS device. Once you have footage to work with, you can touch the timeline at the bottom to trim the footage to just the parts you want to use and clip away the sections you don't. To make sure your edits happen right at the correct moment, you can pinch to zoom in on your timeline to pick specific frames. You also can scrub through your footage quickly by touching and dragging over the timeline. On the iPad 2, the added screen real estate makes all your editing much more precise because you can zoom in and still make adjustments easily.

iMovie for iOS comes with a small assortment of themes you can use to give your video a specific feel, including Modern, Bright, Travel, Playful, and News. Each of the themes frames your video, giving it a professional look, and each comes with its own background music, custom titles, and premade transitions. You can also switch themes in the middle of a project to call out a specific part of your video. Specific transitions will occur automatically between clips, depending on the theme, or you can select a cross-dissolve effect and select how much time the transition takes. We're a little disappointed that this latest version didn't add more transition effects to choose from, but maybe a later version will deliver the goods.

Once your footage is edited, themed, and ready, you can further add to your project by using music from your collection (in place of included theme music) or add photos from your library. Music tracks in the new version of iMovie show their waveforms right on screen, making it much easier match up what's onscreen with your music. When adding photos, to keep the flow of your movie, iMovie automatically adds the Ken Burns-style panning effect to your images so it's not so jarring to cut from live action video to still photos. You can even adjust your start and end points for the Ken Burns effect by touching and dragging the image and using onscreen controls.

Once you're finished with your project, you can export the movie to your desktop computer, upload it to YouTube, share it in your MobileMe Gallery, or send it directly to your friends and family via MMS or e-mail. Depending on your needs, you can export your movie in three different resolutions to adjust file size and quality including medium (360p), large (540p), or HD (720p). Even at the highest setting, iMovie compressed and sent our test video quickly over Wi-Fi.

We think Apple's iMovie app is a great way to edit movies on the go, with only a few features we still hope will eventually be included. Overall, at $4.99, it's definitely worth the money for those who want to add a little style to their videos without the need for a desktop computer. We only hope to see more options like video effects and more custom transitions in future versions.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2.3

Start projects quickly by selecting multiple photos and videos. Share to Facebook and Vimeo using the standard iOS share interface. Support for Shared iPad in iOS 9. 3 or later. Stability and performance improvements.

General

Release February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 2.2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Total Downloads 22,928
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Developer's Description

DescriptionWith a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, create beautiful movies, and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it's fast and fun to make every video more memorable -- right in the Photos app. Browse and share your videos. Enjoy all your videos in the full-screen Video browser. Quickly share a clip or a portion of a clip. Mark favorite moments to easily find them laterMake Hollywood-style trailers. Choose from 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world's top film composers. Customize movie studio logos, cast names, and credits. Select the best videos and photos for your trailer with the help of animated drop zones. Record video for your trailer right in iMovieCreate beautiful movies. Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s to quickly start a new project from the Home Screen or Peek at a movie from the Projects browser. Choose from 8 unique themes with matching titles, transitions, and music. Give your movie the perfect look with 10 Apple-designed video filters. Enhance your movie with slow motion, fast forward, picture-in-picture, and split-screen effects. Create a soundtrack using built-in music and sound effects, songs from your music library, and your own narration. Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quicklyiMovie everywhere. Use the iMovie extension to enhance video clips right in the Photos app. Easily transfer projects between your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch using AirDrop or iCloud Drive. Send any project to your computer via AirDrop or iCloud Drive to finish editing with iMovie for Mac. Share your finished movies and trailers to iMovie Theater and watch them on all your devices with iCloud, including Apple TV. Share with friends and family. Send videos with Mail and Messages. Save to your photo library or share to YouTube in 4K or 1080p60. Share directly to Facebook and Vimeo. Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive. Share videos and iMovie project files with AirDrop. Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream video to your HDTV with Apple TV. 2x speed-up is available on iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and later devices. 4K support is available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. AirDrop requires an iCloud account and is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation), and later devices. AirPlay requires Apple TV (2nd generation) or later. To view iMovie Theater on Apple TV (4th Generation), you must download the iMovie Theater app from the App Store.