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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First experiment with Imovie '09

This weekend I bought Ilife '09 for the mac. The software packet has four components : Iphoto, Imovie, Garageband and Iweb. So I played around with Imovie '09 and made a small project with my ski trip movies I shot with an Panasonic DMC-FS3. The movies are 640x480 and come in a .mov file container. The video tracks are encoded in Photo Jpeg and the audio tracks are in 8-bit unsigned mono 8KHz. The resulting movie project is uploaded to Youtube by Imovie's built in share function. Here's the result:

The soundtrack is from World of Goo. The track is "Brave Adventure" by Kyle Gabler.

I really enjoyed using Imovie'09 for this task. I works fast and intuitive. It proves that the choice to abandon the timeline is really working out for consumer oriented movie editing. Time will tell if this will also hold for professional editing. Imovie'09 has an export to Final Cut Pro (Apple professional editing program). Hence an escaped path is on board.

1 comment:

Mattson Tomlin said...

I only use iMovie for small, quick things (video blogs and the like) and I am really, really dislking iMovie 09. I just find it a lot more difficult to manage and function around.