Possible to downgrade to iMovie 06???

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  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I have just tried out the new iMovie on my new iMac and I am frankly very disappointed instead of being a simple Final Cut Express it has transformed into something for the odd Youtube video instead of the semi professional video editing software that I used to love to create some fantastic videos (with video and audio effects!).

    I remember reading somewhere that this was a widespread opinion and apple offered an option to downgrade to iMovie '06, is this still possible????

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  2. trev macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I'm also very disappointed with the new iMovie version as well. They made it wayyyy to simplistic for the average mac user. Your previous version of iMovie is still on you computer. Under your applications folder there should be a folder "iMovie (previous version)". In there is where you'll find imovie '06. If this doesn't work, then search for iMovie in spotlight. Hope this helps!

    Trevor
     
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  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    And both versions can co-exist of your system. So no need to 'downgrade'. Just install the iMovie HD version in addition to iMovie '08.

    -Kevin
     
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    To be honest I can't see why I would keep both! I am really confused why Apple made this move! iMovie '06 was a great bit of kit and I was hoping it would be much improved! Sadly its all gone! :(
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Apple did this for 'Joe Consumer'. So that anyone can sit down on a Mac, open iMovie '08, import from their camera, and in 30 minutes, have a video to share on YouTube.

    I can see it. It is much simplified from '06. I do wish Apple would have given the option to the more Power users to turn those features on in '08.

    -Kevin
     
  7. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The only benefit I have found so far is that you can plug in a DV camera and it straight away knows to import! I dont remember that in 06!
     
  8. taliacarbis macrumors newbie

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    problem

    I just bought a new mac mini which CAME with ilife 08. I HATE imovie 08, and want to downgrade, but when I download that link, it won't install because one of the system requirements is imovie 6...

    Any ideas where I can get it without all this fuss?? I need it for work and this is putting me way behind.
     
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  10. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Isnt that just the same link that is offered here?
     
  11. taliacarbis macrumors newbie

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    No, the one posted here is an upgrade. It won't open unless you have imovie 6 already installed.
     
  12. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    If the downloadable version won't install, then you can always use your original install disk to reinstall iMovie 06 only.
     
  13. russell.h macrumors regular

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    Unless, like that guy, you don't have the original install disc.
     
  14. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thats really odd...

    I swear i downloaded it from this page (since i was the OP) but i didnt have iMovie 06?
     
  15. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    I used this link to download iMovie 06 and installed it fine on a clean Leopard install. I did have iLife 08 already installed, but not 06.

    So I don't think it's an upgrade.....upgrade what? I think the only thing it would probably do is check to see if iMovie 08 is installed.

    -Kevin
     
  16. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

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    I am incredibly disappointed in iMovie 08'. I called Apple to see if there was a downgrade or a download I could make use of before visiting this thread and the guy tried to tell me that iMovie 08' is a "substantial upgrade of the iMovie software". Thank God you can download 06'
     
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