iMovie ’08 looks like it alone is worth the price of admission to iLife ’08. I totally believe Jobs’s story that it’s a complete re-write. The old iMovie was a good app, as a sort of stripped-down consumer-level Final Cut — but it still wasn’t any good for just putting clips together in a few minutes. The new iMovie looks like something that will make dealing with video as easy and quick — or nearly so — as dealing with photos.
Update: The downside for me and my PowerBook — although unsurprising — is that iMovie ’08 requires a G5 or Intel processor; G4s need not apply. Totally reasonable.
★ Tuesday, 7 August 2007