3 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 6:35 PM by AppleMan1958
MrArun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I may upgrade to a new iMac or Mac Mini. I currently use an older tower (Dual 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5). I use iMovie HD 6.0.3 and want to keep using it on my new computers. I am not as big a fan of the new versions of iMovie. Will there be any issue with installing iMovie HD 6.0.3 on my new computer? I want to use this version and no other.


Please advise.



  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    I haven't used it extensively, but iMovie HD 6 still seems to work with OS X 10.7 Lion.


    I do remember loosing the ability to use several third party plugins.


    If your serious about continuing with iMovie HD 6, I'd hold on to your G5 - at least for a while.



  • catspaw Level 5 Level 5 (4,340 points)

    Hi MrArun - I use imovie HD 6 exclusively, both on a recent iMac running OS 10.6.8, and on a Macbook Air running Lion. 

    And note this:  on the MBAir as an experiment, I simply copied and pasted iMovie 6.0.3 from my old PPC G5's Applications folder into the MB Air's Applications folder - it works perfectly, and it had no effect on the already installed iMovie 11.

    Matthew is quite right that some plugins will no longer work, but the excellent GeeThree plugins do have Lion-optimised versions.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,400 points)

    I used the Migration Assistant when I got a new Mac, and it brought over Imovie 6 with no problems. I have heard it is difficult to install iMovie 6 from the DVD, because the installer program (but not iMovie 6 itself) needs Rosetta. So either use Migration Assistant or use the method described by Catspaw.