iMovie ’08 isn’t just a re-write, it’s a re-imagining of everything it does, how it works, and who’s intended to use it. Me, personally, I think it’s great news. iMovie always felt like too much work, so most of my video is sitting around on dozens of tapes, unedited. iMovie ’08 looks like it’ll prompt me to digitize everything and make quick movies.
It’s bad news, though, for everyone who did like and use the old iMovie. So unlike all the other iLife apps, iMovie ’08 doesn’t replace iMovie ’06. If you already have ’06 installed, it’s still there, and if you don’t, you can download it from Apple.
★ Thursday, 9 August 2007