Thursday, February 21, 2013

On my Mac…iMovie

iMovie

Imovie icon

It seems a little silly to highlight an Mac application that comes with every Macintosh made, but that said, I use iMovie nearly every day. I have access to more "professional" tools, but the fact is iMovie is often the tool I turn to to get things done. iMovies interface is easy enough for beginners to use, but also powerful enough to do some pretty amazing stuff. As I am trying to use it for more complex projects I am actually uncovering some of its more advanced features and finding it even more useful. Yes, it can be a bit"grumpy" sometimes -- wanting to do things its own way -- but overall I find it an extremely useful tool.

From the Mac App Store...

"iMovie ’11 helps you turn ordinary home videos into captivating Hollywood-style trailers that are fun to watch and share. You can choose from fifteen trailer templates including Adventure, Romantic Comedy, and Epic Drama, each with its own unique titles, graphics, and cinematic soundtrack. iMovie also includes powerful new tools that make it easy to selectively adjust audio levels and apply sophisticated visual effects like flash and hold, instant replay, and jump cuts with a single click."

Link: iMovie ($14.99)

Imovie screen

Previously in On My Mac...

On My Mac/Windows PC is an on-going series highlighting the software (and sometimes, hardware) I use on my Mac nearly every day. Look for additional On My Mac…posts in the coming weeks! -- Douglas

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