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1298 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2007 1:14 PM by airport101
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 7:38 PM (in response to kt2therescue)I use both iMovie 08 and 06 depending on what I'm trying to do, each has its strengths.
I use iMovie 06 (with iDVD 08) if I think I will ever put the movie on a DVD. When you're ready to make a DVD just share to iDVD 08, unlike iMovie 08, iMovie 06 has "Share to iDVD" built in! iMovie 06 has Chapter marking built-in also, a few clicks and you have Chapters and sharing with iDVD.
iMovie 08 is NOT an upgrade of iMovie 06. It is a completely new application. iMovie 08 is better for absolute beginners that don't want to burn a DVD. Most others will like iMovie 06 for its greater editing power and ease of making DVDs.
Apple includes iMovie 06 as a free download to iLife 08 owners. (THEY WANT YOU TO HAVE IT!)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 7:52 PM (in response to kt2therescue)If you really are talking about editing the video I find iM8 much better that iM6.
I edit the video in iM8 and export to a .dv file and pull it into iM6 if I want to use the clip in iM6.
Select the clip - hit the v key and adjust to your heart's content.Several Macs & PC's, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 8:48 PM (in response to Rich Rydalch)The technique you describe works well. However I (and others) find that there is a small reduction in quality using this method compared to importing the movie directly into iMovie 06.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 8:53 PM (in response to Ziatron)So what you're saying is that iMovie '08 is not practical for film making, but is designed for the purpose of home videos and family vacations? I've been looking into buying iLife '08 but I wasn't too sure about the new iMovie. I'm more into scripted amateur film making, like for my high school film festival. So, I'm looking for a hint here that says, "iMovie '08 isn't for you." Is this what you would say for my specific needs? I'll probably get Final Cut Express as it is.Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 9:26 PM (in response to kt2therescue)I am able to edit video with iMovie 08 with no problem, then add music, titles, and export. I went and watched the videos from the iLife 08 site. They did a great job in tutoring me!iMac 24" Intel, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 9:46 PM (in response to kt2therescue)I have found the same thing. There are no editing tools that include effects. All you can do is shorten and lengthen clips. iMovie 6 is way better for effects! I think I'll go back to using that!iBook, iMac, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9), iBook, iMac, MacBook
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2007 8:49 AM (in response to kt2therescue)What exactly do you mean by "video editing"?
iMovie '08 has tons of editing features, but does not include the special effects offered in iMovie '06. If your video relies on special effects then you'll probably want to stick with iMovie 6.
But for 99% of the type of content commonly seen on TV and commercial movies, iMovie '08 is just fine.
For an introduction of what iMovie '08 can do, I strongly encourage viewing the tutorial.
KarlDual-Core Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Displays
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2007 9:48 PM (in response to kt2therescue)i'm reading that you miss the effects from 06, but in case what you're asking is how to do simple editing in '08 there are 4 buttons on the far right in the middle right under the preview pane for music, pictures, titles and transitions
I would have to agree with most of these replies .. the only stuff that im06 has that '08 does not are things that I rarely use .. things like lightning effect, I have fun with my kids with it, but I never would really use it .. 08 does give you the ability to add music, titles and transitions .. and also handles pictures well with a simple Ken Burns effect that I don't remember being in 06 (although I didn't use 06 much since I needed 08 to get my Sony to jive with my Mac)iMac 24, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2007 10:02 AM (in response to xrayengineer)Can i edit a video so it goes faster or slower in iM 08???? becuase in iM 06 it is very easy.....
i like that function very much how can i get it back???
thanksmacbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2007 1:14 PM (in response to jabucho)If your into making skate videos or want to be creative using slow motion or other video effects don't waste your time with imovie 08 as I did. The program is a step back from 06 in my opinion....Mac OS X (10.4.4)