iMovie 9.0.6 Released to Support Retina MacBook Pro

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Following the release of a number of software updates yesterday to add support for the new Retina MacBook Pro to Apple's Mac apps, the company has rolled out one more today with the release of iMovie 9.0.6 [Mac App Store].
This update provides general stability and compatibility improvements, including:

- Enhancements for the MacBook Pro with Retina display
- Language support for Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian



The update is also available via Apple's download pages.

The new Retina MacBook Pro is shipping with a special build of OS X Lion that includes Retina-enhanced versions of core Apple apps, and the company is also pushing out similar updates for its apps that are distributed separately. Given that the MacBook Pro is targeted at professionals, Apple has placed special emphasis on its pro apps, making sure that both Final Cut Pro and Aperture were ready with Retina support and other enhancements on launch day.

Article Link: iMovie 9.0.6 Released to Support Retina MacBook Pro
 

jeffgao

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I hope Apple will provide an option to delete those unnecessary high resolution graphics on non-retina Macs. The 64g air users will soon feel the pain when every software is updated for retina display.
 
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jasonj07

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Fcp7?!

What happens with FCP 7 with the new Retina display? does it get upscaled?
I will most likely be jumping to Premier but i would still want to use FCP from time to time.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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iMovie is a must if the pros are going to adopt this new machine
I've used FCP7 and iMovie. I have to give iMovie credit where credit is do: You can throw together audio and video clips in less time than it takes to actually watch them. I can see pros using it for extremely rough drafts (thus why the new iMovie was originally going to be called First Cut Pro and be sold with Final Cut Pro, not replace iMovie.)

I haven't used FCPX yet, though. It's possible that they've given it the same super speedy treatment iMovie received. (IE, no having to wait for it to render effects before playing clips back.)
 
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MrMister111

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Please forgive me I'm not an editing pro..

I have a Panasonic TZ20 that records in AVCHD,.I now that iPhoto now supports this, but what does this exactly mean? I can just import my .mts clips direct into iPhoto?

Also I have Lion and iLife 11, iMovie has to convey AVCHD to AIC to allow editing, does iMovie now support AVCHD direct to?

All my video is done with my TZ20, is iPhoto the best for storing and tagging etc it? Means the iPhoto library will be massive....

Thanks
 
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nervouk

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These updates are ridiculous in size:
Are we going to get downloads like this on a regular basis for the next couple of years? I remember I used to weep as I downloaded daily updates on my poor old iPhone 3G for apps where the main/only difference was "optimized for Retina Display".
 
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andy603

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regardless of what folks think about the capabilities of iMovie (it works great for me to create slideshows) what I do find hilarious is that the resolution of the screen will far exceed the output resolution capabilities of the product.. Unless they fix this, you will never be able to output anywhere near 2800x1800 much less 1.9k x 1k. Having the retina working GUI is certainly nice on the eye but the product still encodes it down to crappy resolution.... so playback on retina or BD or HD projector will still suck. Bottomline for me is "So what"
 
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sigamy

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In my early testing this morning this update has done nothing to address the stability issues I've been having with iMovie. Still get constant 15 minute beach balls when opening iMovie. Very frustrating.

Is this update only for Retina support? Does Apple bother to fix bugs?
 
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MacsAre1

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Also noteworthy is that this version of iMovie now requires Lion to install. This means that Snow Leopard users cannot upgrade to iMovie via the app store or reinstall. Apple is watching out for their bottom line really well by forcing you to upgrade.

same goes for the iPhoto update.
 
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