iMovie -- One of the hidden value adds of having a Mac
May 29, 2019

iMovie -- One of the hidden value adds of having a Mac

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with iMovie

I have extensively used iMovie for producing videos that go on YouTube and Vimeo. We have also created a specific education focussed YouTube channel where 4 producers collaborated to get over 100 videos live in two months. All of these videos were edited on iMovie. I have also used iMovie for personal hobby projects.
  • Easy to manage the timeline and drag and drop clips and effects.
  • Immediate preview and captioning of videos.
  • Easy to edit the audio, one click to remove background noise, etc.
  • It's so much easier than other low-end softwares to sync audio in cases where audio and video were recorded separately.
  • The white balance on iMovie isn't as powerful, and it is better to get the lighting and settings right when shooting rather than editing in iMovie.
  • The overall management of raw clips that you imported for your videos can be a little tricky once you cross a few dozen videos.
  • iMovie is free along with any Mac hardware. So as long as you can afford a MacBook, you are sorted on the software cost. We had Macs, so we were sorted.
  • iMovie is a top-notch native software made by Apple. So overall stability and performance is great. We never lost data.
  • We were able to fully edit and churn out 20 to 40 mins of video every day with even an intern working on iMovie.
iMovie was way better when it came to the likes of Filmora and Windows Movie Maker. Both look amateurish, and Filmora is even paid to begin with. The ability to match and sync audio unto a much smaller fraction of a second, the overall smoothness of product, and the easy to use features are what scores it for iMovie.
iMovie is very well suited for beginners and semi-professionals who don't want to get in-depth into video editing but want to produce quality content. It is surprising how many people pick up and start churning out decently well-made videos from iMovie within a few hours of tweaking around. In the old days, it was the movie maker on windows that did the trick for several people, but iMovie is a professional software when compared to likes of Windows Movie Maker. In fact, even the likes of Filmora doesn't offer a lot in comparison.