Friday, October 19, 2012

Best new iMovie feature

iMovie has always been a fabulous app. When people ask what apps they need to buy, iMovie is always the first one I mention. Last year, movie trailers were added to iMovie to make it so much better. For those of you who are new to iMovie, trailers are a fast and easy way to create professional-looking trailers. But there was one issue that was a pain to deal with: you couldn't import still images to the trailer. In order to use stills, you had to create a regular iMovie project using the stills and then export it to your camera roll. Then you could use them from the movie. Inconvenient. 

Now it's all changed with the newest version available with iOS6. In the iMovie template, you can now choose to import stills right alongside the video. Once you drop the image into the desired spot, you can pinch to zoom the image. There's also an easy way to change the "Ken Burns" effect (the dramatic slow-motion panning) to find the perfect start and end position.

So if you haven't played with the newest version yet, give it a shot. And if you have an iPad but don't have iMovie, you need to go to the App Store now and download it. It's a steal at $4.99

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