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iMovie 09 Video Editing Software

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iMovie 09 Overview:

iMovie is the free video editing software that comes with all new Apple computers. If you have an older version of iMovie, you'll need to pay to upgrade to iMovie 09. iMovie 09 is an intuitive program that lets new and experienced video editors watch video clips, edit video and audio, and share videos on the web or on DVD.
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iMovie 09 System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X v10.5.6 Leopard or later
  • iMovie requires an Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster). High-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM.
  • Approximately 4GB of available disk space.
  • DVD drive required for installation.
  • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included).

iMovie 09 Supported Video Formats:

According to Apple, iMovie 09 works with the following video formats:

iMovie 09 works with most Mini DV tape-based camcorders that use a FireWire cable (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) to transfer data. iMovie works with DV (standard definition) or HDV (high definition) formats.

iMovie 09 works with many tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, a hard disk drive (HDD), or DVD media. These devices use a USB 2.0 cable and include camcorders using MPEG-2 (standard definition), MPEG-4, AVCHD, and H.264 formats. If you use the AVCHD format you will need a Mac with an Intel-based Core Duo processor or better.

All About iMovie 09:

Apple's latest version of iMovie, iMovie 09, has many new features that beginning and advanced editors will appreciate. With iMovie 09 new video editors have tools like drag-and-drop editing for easy movie creation. More experienced editors will appreciate the precision editing feature in iMovie 09, which makes it easier than ever to get exact frame edits.

There are also many fun features included in iMovie 09, such as image stabilization, dynamic themes and many new titles, transitions and effects. For Mac users, iMovie 09 is the perfect introduction to video editing.

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