iMovie has done away with themes. WHAT THE HELL

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by UKingdom, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. UKingdom macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2007
    i went to apple store today to play with ilife 08 only to discover to my shock that there are NO THEMES in iMovie 08. While i applaud the new interface in trying to make things easier and faster, getting rid of themes was a big mistake; that was one of the biggest selling points for me in the first place to switch to mac because of the professional and beautiful looking films.

    why they would remove this incredible feature of their software (in my opinion, their BEST feature) is beyond me. furthermore, why get rid of

    Audio Effects
    Video Effects
    The Timeline
    Having dual audio tracks
    A lot of Transitions
    A lot of Titles
    And More! (in other words, what a piece of crap!)

    would it be possible to install the rest of ilife 08 (iphoto, etc) and NOT install iMovie? will imovie HD still be able to interact with iphoto 08? or would it be possible to have both imovie HD and 08 on the same computer?
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    From what I have heard, installing iMovie 08 does not overwrite iMovie HD. Thus you can run both simultaneously.
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    there is no imovie 07

    imovie HD (06) will be stuck in a folder in the applications folder for your continued use, or yes you can selectively install only certain apps
  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    i'm also a bit upset that imovie 08 has rid video/audio FX etc..

    while not a huge issue, if i saved my project in imovie 08, is it still possible to add any video fx to the project using imovie hd?

    seems like a bit of overkill to me though really..

    and what about the soundtrack volume? in imovie hd using the timeline view, you could manually set the audio level and fade it up/down at whichever point you wanted - can you even do this in imovie 08?

  5. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Not sure about iMovie 08', but in case you feel limited you can always use GarageBand for your music.
  6. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    When you install the new iMovie, your old one is saved in an "Old iMovieHD" folder. Apple also has it for download free, if you need to reinstall.
  7. Nick12945 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
  8. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    yes, but that's no good for messing with the volume of a track in relation to a video clip is it?
    ... i mean.. when a clip fades in, you also wants the music to fade in.. and same applies to fade out.. and at certain times you just want to kill the audio on track.. etc.. etc..
  9. rek2005 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    This surprised me. I could have sworn I heard Steve Jobs mention great video effects, etc. in the presentation. I looked forward to getting it, but if this is the dice.
  10. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    Someone could have deleted the theme after all it was a store demo, people tend to trash stuff.

    That's my cents worth anyways.
  11. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    As far as I can tell, you can't to that in iMovie '08. Lame.
  12. kakkoiimac macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2006
    I have been messing around with iMovie 08 and found out some stuff... you can have 2 or even three different audio can do some automatic far as a nice not sure yet. Everyone needs to actually get it and use if for a bit to see whether or not they like it.

    As far as the additional is too bad they are gone...but if i had to choose, i would give up the themes for the new UI...just my thoughts though...

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