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Apple iMovie 10.0: A Video Guide

AppleiMovieV10UtahWhy read about the newly released 10.0 version of Apple iMovie when you can watch videos instead? Here are three that should tell you everything you need to know.

First off, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue announced the new iLife Suite at this week’s unveiling. iLife includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. If you have a newer model Mac, you’ve already got iLife and will get free upgrades once you upgrade your operating system to OS X 10.9 (which, this time around, is also free). Jump to 1:35 in this video to hear what’s new in iLife.

For a tutorial on how to use the new version of iMovie, look to this helpful video created by Mac user Mitch Davis. Not only does Davis explain how to use all of the new features, but he answers viewer questions, as well. If there’s something you’re not sure about, leave a question below and Davis will likely answer it.

Finally, this video from YouTuber Alex Gollner shows what all of the effects, transitions, and titles look like in the updated iMovie. Gollner has created a simple video that applies all the effects, transitions, and titles to the same clip, so you can see exactly how they look. Watching this video is a great way to see what’s possible and spur your creativity.

If you know of a helpful iMovie version 10.0 video that isn’t listed here, please link it in the comments below.


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  1. Troy
    I’ve had iMovie ’11 for years. Are we going back in time?

    Posted by Pat Cardamonef | October 29, 2013, 1:51 am
  2. I heard you were great at answering questions, so I’m hoping you can answer mine. I have the new iMovie 10 and cannot figure out how to adjust the volume of added music from iTunes. I want to be able to adjust the volume at different points in the song. I have worked with Final Cut Express for a couple of years, but that has been done away with due to the incorporation of most of Final Cut Express into iMovie. Please help. Thanks.

    Posted by Amanda | November 9, 2013, 4:07 pm
  3. This overview is not very helpful if you want to do some of the more “technical” edits that are possible in iMovie v.10. I hope you or someone will get something up pretty soon that walks you through all the changes, which were significant. It looks like the program is actually dumbed down but I think there is more there that first meets the eye.

    Posted by William F Stratton | November 18, 2013, 7:28 pm
  4. How do I import to an external hard drive?

    Posted by TJ | November 25, 2013, 2:19 pm
  5. Can you tell me how to add transitions between cuts in a video?

    Posted by Scott | December 9, 2013, 7:44 pm
  6. I couldn’t edit the text in titles. could you help?

    Posted by colleen | January 30, 2014, 12:40 pm
  7. Thanks Mitch for the quick intro. Really helped me to get my head around the new layout.

    Posted by Michael Farrelly | June 18, 2014, 8:30 am
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