iMovie 08 Sucks!

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  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    I have to say that I think iMovie '08 sucks! I have used the previous versions with ease, and minimal difficulty. I have not been able to find a way iMovie 08 to complete a video. I'm sure it works, but scrubbing through the clips so small sucks where's the Fing time line!

    How do you feel about it?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can redownload iMovie '06 if you hate it so much. I personally love it.
     
  3. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    I love it but then I come from trying to edit videos/create DVDs on Linux which was driving me into an early grave... it was one of the main reasons I switched to Mac. I got to be OK with Kino and the latest version I had finally stopped crashing all the time but it was a PITA to get it set up with all the dependencies I needed. I just couldn't get a single app to make me a nice DVD though.

    iMovie '08 and iDVD make it so easy a chimp could do it.
     
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  7. sharky05 macrumors regular

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    may need to consider the considerable time and cost, and you'd have to have premiere pro and encore too.
    I do admire apple though on their ability to let users create media that give a professional designer and Adobe Creative Suite a run for his money.
     
  8. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I honestly haven't even tried iMovie 08. iMovie 06 works perfect and is so easy to use, I haven't bothered switching. I'm not sure I've even launched 08.
     
  9. shinchook macrumors regular

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    Not entirely sure why you would need premiere pro and encore. I don't use them at all. I use After effects for all of my special effects and editing. You render the movie and then burn it to dvd with iDVD or Toast.

    I definitely don't use those programs.
     
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  11. FroColin macrumors regular

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    After effects to expensive

    iMovie is free. After effects is like 1000 dollars. I would use After effects if I had it but I don't so I have to use imovie. And they are used for different things, After effects is an effects editor and iMovie is a program for arranging your film.
     
  12. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    iMovie is not free, it's $79 with the iLife suit.

    If you have a recent Mac where it was included, then I guess you could call it free.
     
  13. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    I think iMovie 08' is great! But I still have both (just in case :D)
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    iMovie is great for what it is, a video editing app that any consumer can pick up and use.

    For those that have used previous editing apps, it is too basic, and not for us. If you need better tools to do what you want, get better tools.

    FCE isn't that much.
     
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    After Effects is a fantastic compositor, but a pretty piss poor substitution for a proper NLE.
     

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