iMovie 08 first experience a bit sour

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by adamzx3, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. adamzx3 macrumors regular

    adamzx3

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    I have little video experience and used iMovie 7 for the first time this week and was severely disappointed with how things work. I think I was expecting it to be more like final cut express but found the whole workflow unintuitive. I find premiere pro to be much more intuitive than this....am I giving this thing a fair shake? maybe i'm doing something wrong?? I am about to trash it...seems like a waste of 117mb.


    I had about 15min of video I wanted to edit and combine into a single clip...sounds easy enough. So I had 4 movie clips...wont open mpeg or avi's so back to quicktime to transcode to a lossless .mov. Now I have all my .mov clips and import them to find that I have a mangled mess of thumbnails. Now I cant move them, delete them or cut and paste them into a different spot. There yellow selection thing is way confusing at first, I just wanted to drag in the ends to trim them up, all I can figure to do is select the unwanted video and hit reject selection.....maybe there's and easy way to do this but not on par with idvd or iWeb...their almost automatic. I will be getting broadband next week so I can then get the tutorials i guess.

    Also I need to edit the audio and cut out the background hum....past the scope of iMovie I would only assume.

    *end rand* :)
     
  2. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    You can download the previous version for free, most people find it far better. The new version is dumbed down alot.
     
  3. adamzx3 thread starter macrumors regular

    adamzx3

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    Thanks Steve i'll try that out, when I get my HD camcorder I will defiantly spring for the student Final Cut 2 package.
     

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