2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2012 10:40 AM by Bengt Wärleby
KippMajors78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I work in a school and they use iMovie 7 but I need 8 or higher to get the 'inspector' options of controlling the speed etc of the clips. Is it simply a case of downloading the lastest one online or do you have to buy the whole new iLife???

 

Any help or advise would be great!!!

  • 1. Re: iMovie7 needs updating to 8 or higher - is it free?
    BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

    You'll need to buy the upgrade. Be sure to check the hardware requirements, as iMovie in iLife '09 requires an Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster). You can check the requirements at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4411

     

    One source for unopened Apple software is http://www.hardcoremac.com

     

    There is also an iMovie discussion at https://discussions.apple.com/community/ilife/imovie which may be helpful.

  • 2. Re: iMovie7 needs updating to 8 or higher - is it free?
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Hi

     

    Just as info - Numbering of iMovie is far from consistent.

     

    A. iMovie'08 to 11 - should have had a totally different name as they have no relation at all to iMovie 1 to HD6

     

    B. iMovie History 08, 09 & 11

    NOT AN EVOLUTION FROM Previous versions but a totally new application.

    iMovie 08 (version 7) 7.1.4 (aug 2007)
    • A new way of storing project and an event library as well
    • A totally new product in a pre-release state. Far from a working application.
    • Lacks even basal functions
    • No Speed-up or down or reverse
    • Lot’s of video-formats lacking
    • No cont. TimeLine - Bad logic
    • No good for interlaced SD-video from miniDV tape aimed to a DVD release.
    (Discarding every second line makes quality as VHS in LP or EP mode = BAD)
    • NO - Playback via Camera/FW - and this prevents 100% safety-backups and the use of an extra TV/Monitor as real-time Quality control (as in iM 1 to HD6)
    • Color tools got much BETTER - nearly usable - even sort of a copy function
    • Direct share to .Mac and YouTube
    • More Cameras supported even AVCHD (need of Intel CPU)
    • Do not run on G4 or older - G5 minimum
    • Need of 1.9 GHz G5-Mac,
    (Can run on 1.8GHz G5 iMac if installed on external boot hard disk and speedier Mac - can’t install directly)
    • Mac OS X.4.9 minimum
    • QuickTime 7.2 included
    Aimed at - speed editing small video projects to be presented on the Internet - NOT DVDs

    iMovie'09 (version 8) 8.0.6 (jan 2009)
    • Far better than iMovie 08 but still far from good.
    • Pic in pic, green screen but rudimentary
    • Image stabilization - fairly good for amateur use
    • Speed-up/down and reverse
    • Bl/W, Old age etc
    • Still - No Continuos TimeLine
    • NO - Possibilities to enhance by use of third-part Plug-ins (all investments lost)
    • NO - Playback via Camera/FW - and this prevents 100% safety-backups and the use of an extra TV/Monitor as real-time Quality control (as in iM 1 to HD6)
    Aimed at - speed editing small video projects to be presented on the Internet - NOT DVDs

    iMovie'11 (version 9) 9.0.x - 9.0.4 (2011 july)
    • Will be - Intel Only
    • Snow Leopard minimum Mac OS X.6.3

    YES
    • Advanced view including a true TimeLine ? Yes but rudimentary (very basic)
    • True Story-board - where You even can write and prepare space for lacking material that needs to be obtained or re-shoot. YES
    • Better wave-form presentation of audio and audio tools - Rubber-band - Yes
    • Trailer creating tool
    • ”Faces” as in iPhoto - NO - but this finds if there are people in some video-clips
    • Better audio tools. Equalizer and a background audio reducer
    • More Camera support e.g. 24fps

    NO

    • not 64-bit only

    • The Playback to Camera via FW - returns ? NO

    • Full Quality to iDVD - NO - still only half - every second line - Questionable - Some indicates it to be able to loss-less Exports - Has to be proven

    • Plug-in facility ? - NO

    • No free text tool

    • Tool to mask an identity e.g.. band over face or un-sharp area. - NO (could be obtained via Plug-ins in iM HD6 and earlier)

    • Animation tool - To point on interesting object/player - NO animations refer to a totally different

    thing connected to Story-board and insert of ”dummy animations” while building a movie

     

    Yours Bengt W