I think it would be less of an issue if they'd called it something other than iMovie.
The fact that iMovie '06 has more tools than iMovie '08 is his issue.
Clearly there is some admission on Apple's part, why else make iMovie '06 available for download
The bad thing is that it will have no more updates... So sad. Will have to learn to use final cut express...IMovie 06 is now a free download for anyone that has IMovie 08 running on their Mac. Just the fact that they took this step to me represents an awareness that maybe they took the wrong approach with this new release.
So he's complaining that he can't create professinal movies with his consumer product.
Personally I love the new iMovie. And I still hav the old one if I want to spend more time on something.
BTW the old version is available for download for iLife 08 users who have a G4 mac.
I made 3 iMovie 7s ('08) before going back to iMovie 6.0.4 and liking it a lot more.I agree with the article. I downloaded Imovie 06 and don't see myself using the new version.
noDo you think Apple changed iMovie 08 so much because it was incompatible with Leopard and had to be re-written? Maybe iMovie was still using the same basic code from the OS 9 days and no longer worked in Leopard so they may have had to do a complete overhaul to even get it to work on Leopard... this is all speculation but, it could be true.
I bet they intended to have all the features but, since doing a totally new re-design, they probably didn't have enough time to put those features back in... that's what I'm hoping anyway.I agree that the naming is wrong - although calling it iMovie Express as somebody suggested would have meant they would have had to keep supporting iMovie 6 (or creating a new version). However for what it's designed for it's amazingly simple. An amateur who had never seen the software before could make a good looking film in minutes - impossible with previous iMovies.
I wonder how much of the annoyance at apple stems from the redesign of the interface, and how much comes from the removal of features. If it's the latter I'm sure the new iMovie will grow over time - as did the old one.