(Submit Articles) I believe Oct 20, 2010 is a special day for all Mac users, after waiting for a long time, the new version of iMovie called iMovie 11 finally came to the view of common people. Perhaps it is also a piece of good new for all video editing people who make iMovie as their default video editing tool.
General information about iMovie 11
The newly released iMovie surpasses the previous versions of iMovie in many ways, for example, it has the ability to make trailers for home movies, more control over audio, instant replays, flash and hold, facial recognition, news themes, and the ability to watch the video on a Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, Apple TV, Facebook and YouTube.
New features of iMovie 11
It is a new tool in iMovie 11, which provides 15 trailer templates for you to choose that allows you to easy create movie quality trailers, just click you clips to drop them into the storyboard, add character names and personalize the titles, the iMovie then works its magic, it trims your clips to fit and adds transitions, titles and special effects.
Brand-New Audio Editing
With the new audio editing features in iMovie 11, you can easily create perfect soundtrack with the simple-to-use audio editing controls and all sound elements like sound effects, voiceover and music. Besides, the new single-row views shows you your entire movie project in one horizontal row, so it's easier to preview and edit your sound track.
iMovie 11 now allows for creation of effects with a single button. You can select the effect like Instant Replay, Jump Cuts, Sepia and more by just selecting the clip and electing the effect. It can even analyze the beats of your soundtrack and align your video to those beats
People Finder is not only good for movie trailers, it can also identify and mark footage that contain people using face-detection technology. It can tell when one or people in a scene, and even deduce whether the shot is a closeup or medium shots., therefore it's easy to grab video clips you need.
Sports and News Themes
iMovie '11 adds two more preset themes: News and Sports. What's interesting about the latter is the easily overlooked Sports Team Editor feature. Perfect for coaches (or just parents) who make highlights of sports event videos, the editor is actually a database of player names, positions, sports, and photos that can be called up to display stats on each person..
iMovie 11 lets you publish your movies in more ways to more places. You can watch them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV via iTunes, you can share them with your friend on Facebook, premiere them with a YouTube or Vimeo audice or publish newsworth content to CNN iReport.
Note: As not every version of iMovie has a option to directly publish your movies in video sharing website like YouTube, Fackbook or Myspace, you sometimes need a work another way to publish your movies to YouTube by simply changing the iMovie video formats to YouTube acceptable format say FLV frequently with a simple and easy-to-use program named iMovie to YouTube Converter, similarly, if you want to edit a YouTube video in iMovie, you may also need a format decoding program, this time YouTube to iMovie Converter can at your service.
DVD editing in iMovie 11: still a headache
It is still a problem unsolved that iMovie 11 although powerful than its previous version, but can still can deal with DVD movie directly, there could probably no shortcut for DVD editing, you may possible turn to another way, that is, you have to rip the DVD content to proper format compatible with.
DVD to iMovie Converter comes to your rescue
DVD to iMovie Converter is a simply, powerful and easy to use program that can help rip DVD movie, DVD clips, DVD VOB files to iMovie (every iMovie version, including the newly released iMovie 11) workable MOV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DV, HDV formats with any problem, besides, you can also perform some simple video editing before transferring to iMovie, like cut DVD movie, merge DVD clips, add special effect etc.
iMovie importing video: maybe not be so lucky
As we just stated, iMovie only a few file formats, but what if other video formats other than iMovie workable files. There maybe some occasions when you import your newly recorded MOD or TOD files with your favourite JVC camcorder but only find can't, how to do? Again, you need to convert the videos to iMovie supported file formats. This time Video to iMovie Converter can give you a helping hand.
Video to iMovie Converter: good helper, faithful friend
Video to iMovie Converter is an all-in-one program that can convert between almost all popular file formats like AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, DV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, RM etc to facilitate easy transfer to iMovie (every version of iMovie, especially the newly released iMovie 11) with fast conversion speed and best output quality. Besides, the built-in video editing can also provides you with versatile video editing features before importing to iMovie.
Special offer for editing DVD and video in iMovie
Wanna to edit your DVD and video at the same time? Doesn't matter, Movie Converter for Mac can do it for you, it is a versatile application that packs DVD to iMovie Converter and Video to iMovie Converter in a single interface that allows you to edit your DVD and video at the same time with the same output video quality but less price ($25 off). If you want to simply your working process, this maybe a good choice.
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