iMovie for Mac Updated With HEVC Support

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following this morning's public release of macOS High Sierra, Apple has updated its iMovie for Mac app with support for High Efficiency Video Coding, aka HEVC or H.265.

    As outlined in our in-depth post on HEVC, HEVC is a next-generation video compression standard that's been introduced in both macOS High Sierra and iOS 11. HEVC brings high-quality video with better compression rates, for files that are approximately half the size of H.264, the previous standard.

    With support for HEVC, iMovie is now able to import videos in the HEVC format on macOS High Sierra. Today's update also improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube, a feature introduced in iMovie for iOS a couple of weeks ago.

    Though iMovie has been updated with HEVC support, Final Cut Pro X, Apple's professional video editing software, has yet to gain support. iMovie can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    All iOS devices and Macs on High Sierra will support HEVC playback, with encoding/decoding hardware acceleration available on newer iOS devices and the latest 2017 Macs for faster performance and less battery drain.

    In other Mac-app related news, iBooks Author, Apple's free app for creating iBooks, has also been updated following the release of macOS High Sierra. iBooks Author, includes support for wide color gamut images and the ability to add images and video from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop.

    Article Link: iMovie for Mac Updated With HEVC Support
  2. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    And I am guessing Aperture will not get HEVC and HEIF support at all.
  3. Peel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    All right FCP X, time for you to step up and add support as well.
  4. HumpYourWayUp macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2007
    Why is it not patched in yet?
    Ever since Apple released the stupid watch the computer business is lacking :-(
  5. mox358 macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2002
    I love the “stupid watch”... the Series 3 is quite impressive.

    That being said, I also love FCP and I think Apple has enough cash to be able to develop both simultaneously.
  6. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    So I can shoot 4K @60fps on iPhone 8 Plus and edit in iMovie on my Mac? Is that correct?
  7. CPx macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2013
    iMovie supports 4K (3840 x 2160) and 60fps, so I don't see why not.
  8. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
    Aperture is abandonware, so you guessed right

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