iMovie is well-known as Apple’s flagship video editing software. Billed as the friendliest mix of video editing application and video creation software in the market, iMovie is perfect for users who want to jump straight into filmmaking and editing. While Apple has always aimed for a single machine that could be used at home, in school and at the office, something interesting happened: graphic designers, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists chose Apple over other personal computing brands.
Apple's preference among creative users did not go unnoticed by the company; to this day, Macs and iPhones along with iPads and MacBooks are favorite devices of users who have an affinity for the arts, particularly those who create movies, trailers and digital video with special effects. To this end, Apple has always offered software that empowers creativity and artistic expression.
As part of the legacy iLife suite of Apple software for Mac desktop computers, the modern version of iMovie now includes macOS X and iOS editions. Both full and mobile versions offer many of the same features, including:
iMovie is one of those Apple products that is exclusive to the brand. Unlike the Safari web browser and iTunes, there are no Windows or Linux versions of iMovie, and competing products do not have the same feel or functionality. As such, this app works better with video captured with Apple devices and formats, but this does not hinder the ability to publish to the web in standard formats. AirDrop and iCloud sharing takes just one click or tap with iMovie, a product that can be acquired for free by owners of new Mac desktops or MacBooks. iPhone and iPad users will find iMovie to be a very affordable purchase, at a small one-time fee.
- Soundtrack production
- Voiceover insertion
- Title cards and sequences
- Special effects
- Smart video correction
- 4K video production