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how much does imovie cost?

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is imovie a free down load?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,475 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to spaghetti 7)

    have a look in the AppStore: 14€

     

    but iM comes pre-installed on any Mac, so,

    you just have to pay for major upgrades (updates are free).

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to spaghetti 7)

    $15 in the US.

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 7:34 PM (in response to spaghetti 7)

    $15.99 in Australia.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,475 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:51 PM (in response to John Cogdell)

    $15 in the US.

    $15.99 in Australia.

    ok, based upon the Big Mac Index

    4.25 BMI,  incl. taxes ......

     

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 11:49 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    OK you've got me Karsten. In an earlier life I was an accountant (I know....boring) but I'm struggling to work out how you arrived at a Big Mac Index (or BMI) of 4.25 - please explain.

     

    John

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,475 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 2:15 AM (in response to John Cogdell)

    John Cogdell wrote:

    … how you arrived at a Big Mac Index (or BMI) of 4.25 - please explain.

    iMovie, in the German AppStore (all taxes incl) : 13.99€

    Big Mac, nearest McDonalds: 3.29€

     

    13.99/3.29 = 4.25 (estm.) .......

     

    so, in MY country, I do have to pay just four-and-a-quarter BigMac for iMovie.

     

    actually, some large retailer sells 25€-iTunes gift cards for 20 ...

    means, just about 67 BigMacs for FCPX!

    (which is my 2y average ... in hamburgers)

    to purchase a forthcoming MacPro Cube² in milk-shakes would mean .......

     

     

    speakin' of 'quarter 'burgers', it needs this classic:

    http://youtu.be/6Pkq_eBHXJ4

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 2:36 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    Ha ha good explanation Karsten. I wonder how many Big Macs I would need to forego in order to save enough to buy a brand new retina display MacBook Pro. The mind boggles!

     

    Yep, iMovie is great value when compared to Big Mac prices, or the price of your daily cappucino intake!

     

    Pulp Fiction - great movie!

     

    John

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,475 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 2:51 AM (in response to John Cogdell)

    John Cogdell wrote:

    …  or the price of your daily cappucino intake!

    the other BMI (body mass index) aka "Project Belly Away!"

    made it necessary to switch from cappo to "Coffee, black!" .....

     

    so, one TeraByte of HDD-drive costs me ~280 cups of coffee

    within less than 2 months I'd finance a new drive ....

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 3:36 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    Body Mass Index - yes I'm starting to notice a slight pot belly starting (not enough exercise and spending too many hours in front of a Mac - but not a Big Mac!).

     

    Yes, you can save heaps by cutting down on things like coffee, particularly if buying at cafes or coffee shops! But we all need some little luxuries in life. I'm just enjoying my 2nd cuppa tea for the evening (just after 10pm here).

     

    John

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,475 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 4:02 AM (in response to John Cogdell)

    John Cogdell wrote:

    …  I'm just enjoying my 2nd cuppa tea for the evening (just after 10pm here). …

    yepp, in a few minutes you have Tuesday!

    here, stopped with my 'morning coffee', time to make lunch for my son ...

     

    enjoy the tea!

     

    ..... and specialFX - this is a time-stealer! .... Motion offers soooo much.-

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 4:48 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    Karsten Schlüter wrote:

    ..... and specialFX - this is a time-stealer! .... Motion offers soooo much.-

    Yes, I've been playing with Final Cut Pro X lately, but don't have Motion as yet. I'm not as adventurous as you Karsten!

     

    Unfortunately, I've had some problems with FCP X lately - probably due to my vintage Mac. At AppleMan's suggestion I turned off background rendering, which seemed to be causing a slowdown. But when I turned it back on it wouldn't complete the render. Just stopped then hung after a short time (as did an export). Also caused my Mac to hang. I had to shutdown and restart numerous times until most of the rendering was done (in between crashing). I ended up deleting some of the effects and titles, and a closing sequence. Then I exported the file as ProRes 422 and imported to iMovie as AIC in order to finish the project. I've had issues using ProRes 422 in iMovie so stayed with AIC this time (although the issues may have been circumstantial or coincidental - can't be sure).

     

    So, before delving into Motion, I need to get FCP X working better. That's why earlier I mentioned (tongue in cheek) that it would be nice to be able to upgrade to a new MacBook Pro by saving money on forgoing Big Macs and coffee etc.

     

    John

     

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    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E

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