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

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!!!

Reply by BGreg on Feb 22, 2012 5:02 AM Helpful
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.

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  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6

    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.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6

    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