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  1. A Tale of two iMovies

    Recently I had an experience using both the current iOS and OS X versions of iMovie for a project at work. The experience in usability between the two was night and day. As a bit of background I do not typically use video editing software beyond converting from format to another. The few times I do need to work with video I prefer GarageBand 6(? the one before 10) as I am likely adding audio to the file. The project we wanted to do involved shooting video of our students modeling various correct behaviors, and later adding a voice over describing the events. There were four videos we wanted to produce. iOS Version The first three videos needed to be shot and voiced over. I used my iPad Air running iOS 8 and the current iMovie for iOS. The process was simple. We first shot our videos, and then removed the audio form each and recorded the voice over using the built in microphone. This was the first time I'd ever used iMovie for iOS, and the controls, workflow, and figuring out how to combine everything was extremely simple and easy. Combined all three videos took less than 20 minutes even with re-recording voice overs to fit better. OS X Version The last video already existed from a previous year, but we wanted to add a voice over to improve the quality of sound. This version of iMovie was TERRIBLE to work with. Importing the video wasn't intuitive, once I added it to the project parts of the video were missing (either the beginning or end of the clip were cut off), and just getting the playhead to move to various parts of an ugly mess. After 25 minutes we decided to give up and just reshoot the whole damn thing. Conclusion While the iOS version of iMovie was excellent for editing video the desktop counterpart was a complete nightmare. It was so bad I wonder if they out sourced coding of iMovie for OS X to Microsoft because it surely doesn't match the easy of use of ANY other Mac production software I've ever used.
  2. Hi, It's been a few years since I did this but i'm planning on a clean install of 10.9. My question is about iMovie. I have a clone of my computer using superduper. After the new install of 10.9, can i just copy the 5 iMovie folders that are automatically placed in my Movies folder (on the old installation) into the same position on the new installation and then open iMovie? Will iMovie find these folders? I was planning on installing 10.9, installing my current iMovie from the iLife disk and then upgrading to the new version of iMovie. I know you can move the source files from within iMovie itself but i'm more interested in the other bits (Projects/Sharing etc). Any thoughts? iPhoto/iTunes are easier to move about but i've not heard/seen anything regarding moving iMovie files. Thanks Glenn
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