The screen layout on the iPad puts the media browser right alongside the main preview window, making it easier to quickly locate the photos, audio and video clips that you want to use. You can also view the audio waveforms of your video clips and quickly adjust volume with a simple slider control.
Precision Mode lets you fine-tune edits... with your finger
Even more useful is the Precision Editor option, which allows you to overlap clips and create cuts and cross-fades with greater precision.
iOS' gestures and touch UI is used well. You can pinch-to-zoom iMovie's timeline to zoom in and time edits more finely, for example. Tap-tapping on a clip pops up an options menu. It's all intuitively done.
To be honest, I’ve found iMovie very fiddly to use on the small screen of my iPhone, but the app bursts into life on the iPad. It’s simple enough for hobbyists to have fun with, but I wouldn’t be surprised if quite a few professional film-makers also start to use it as a convenient rush-cut tool when they’re out on location. ®
Plenty of output options
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Apple iMovie 1.2
Ummmm...how have they crippled last year's model? "New software won't install on older machine" - hardly a revelation in the IT industry.
If Apple were...
...then maybe Ford, GM and Chrysler wouldn't be in the shit their in.
More importantly, you need to put your tin foil hat away, and quit with the Apple-based conspiracy theories. You don't like Apple. We get it. Do you really have to come up with some spurious comment on every single sodding Apple story?
Crawl back under your /. rock.
Mines still working fine.
My ford Cortina isn't though so maybe you're right Apple could teach the world a few tricks in reliability.
last years machines
The 3GS is near 2 years old. It still got the 4.3 update... the 3G, well in excess of 2 years old, got multiple updates in the latter half of 2010. Show me ANY phone from ANY other manufacturer that after 2 years gets updates. show me any android that got an update after just 14 months for that matter.
Go crawl back under your rock troll. NO other phone manufacturer has apples record for back hardware support with new features. they're the shining example of how it shoudl be done thus far.
We get it, you have a problem with logic but do you have to be so brazen about your stupidity.