iMovie Review

iMovie Review

Our Thoughts

Are you a Mac user that needs a dedicated video editing solution for your YouTube videos? If you value 4K editing, impressive features, and user friendliness, iMovie is the software for you!

Pros

  • Simple interface for easy usage
  • Multiple audio tools
  • 4K support
  • Secure connectivity between iOS and Mac

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer as much flexibility as some PC editors
  • Wrapping Timeline was removed in the latest update
  • Can’t share projects on Mac; only on iOS

Overview

Coming in a fair deal and a very reasonable price, the iMovie video editor is an Apple product that works exclusively on Apple devices while ensuring video editing options to and connectivity between iOS and Mac devices. The connectivity guarantees ease in sharing videos and the option to edit videos on the go. Perfect for YouTubers, this is a very simple editing program that provides intricate editing solutions for users at both beginner and professional levels.

Performance

Being an application that is regularly updated, it’s mentioned in the iMovie free YouTube review that the video editor keeps improving its features and ease of use to keep giving us that simple, smooth and speedy interface that Apple users love.

Under the simple design of the 4K supporting software are multiple complex effects and features including audio manipulation, addition of captions or titles, smooth imports that happen in the background while you edit, impressive sharing options, and the incredible slow motion option. Any user will be impressed by this plethora of features and the editing software leaves almost no room for complaints.

That said, the few drawbacks that the software does bring are minute. The options of sharing projects on Mac are limited, but connectivity with iOS balances that drawback by enabling project sharing on iOS devices. While the Wrapping Timeline function isn’t available in the latest update, seeing the responsive customer support for Apple products, it’s sure to be back soon.

After all the features that we’ve listed in the iMovie review, it should be mentioned that a significant advancement to better features can be done by upgrading to Final Cut Pro X.

The latest iMovie update is 10.1, and it is a very smooth program that runs on average requirements for a Mac, making it suitable for various Macs. The minimum specs needed are OS X Mavericks with a 4 GB recommended RAM. To give an optimum performance while editing 4K videos as well as smooth 4K video playback, the software requires an iMac with Retina Display or a Mac Pro (2013 or later) that is connected to a 4K display.

Conclusion of the iMovie Review

Ending our iMovie review, we’ll state that the software comes in a great package that might as well be free, being a great tool for editing YouTube videos. Familiarizing yourself with the features is also incredibly easy and although many users might prefer the extended, professional Final Cut Pro X for maximum features and editing experience, iMovie is highly recommended for novice video editors and frequent YouTubers.

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