Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to tbox9)
Consider installing Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels 7 in Lion:
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Full Snow Leopard installation instructions:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to tbox9)
I loved iMovie '04. I hate every iMovie thereafter...
Get iMovie '06HD - it's ... better than '04 ...
Two countries separated by a common language!?!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)
But iMovie '06 HD is Universal Binary and will run on Lion.
It's also the last version of the 'proper' iMovie before they "simplified" it in '08
I'm warned there may be difficulty installing it though, tbox9, so if you decide to try it let us know. Babowa says there are workrounds if needed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to noondaywitch)
I believe I said there is a workaround for FCE 3......
As for iMovie, I have and use iMovie HD - but I only have the .dmg download (v. 6.04) that Apple offered for dissatisfied iMovie 08 owners.
However, one could try to install a retail iMovie HD from an iLife 06 disk (might find one on ebay) and it may or may not be automatically updated by Software Update. One would have to make sure NOT to have a later version of iMovie installed at that point. Since I've had no problem with the .dmg, I'd assume the installer is Intel.
As for the install of the v. 6.04 .dmg: it requires that iLife/iMovie 08 be installed first. Then, install the .dmg; after that, run Software Update. If desired, can then install newer versions of iLife - any subsequent iMovie version installer should move the iMovie HD into a "previous version" folder and install the newer version in addition. However, I do not know if that works with a fresh v. 6 install - it does with the .dmg install - it may or may not remove the iMovie HD (the .dmg was configured specifically to work in addition to a newer version).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2012 3:30 AM (in response to babowa)
Thanks for the clarification, Babowa; my own copy has been migrated from a previous computer, so the installation problems didn't arise, and of course I'm on Snow Leopard, not Lion, which is why I was seeking further advice.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to noondaywitch)
FWIW, iMovie HD does work in Lion - it does tend to be a bit temperamental there, i.e. it'll crash upon launch, but a second launching usually does the trick and then it works. Apple no longer officially supports it, but they did seem to respond to a couple of bug reports I sent in.