Even a novice can make a great video with iMovie
March 20, 2020

Even a novice can make a great video with iMovie

Rene Agredano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with iMovie

We create product reviews and social media to highlight stories for our Tripawds community. Two people in our organization use it, one is more experienced with it than the other. We love that it can be used on the desktop or our phones, and both versions are just as intuitive and easy to use.
  • Works similarly with both desktop and mobile version
  • Intuitive functions make it easy to use for novices
  • Easily shares to social media platforms
  • Love the auto-save feature
  • When used on a smaller desktop screen, the menus are difficult to view.
  • I would love to have more integration with YouTube music choices when creating movies.
  • I would like it to more easily integrate with iCloud library (I have to move photos from there to my desktop, as far as I know).
  • Saves time: novices can use it, saving experienced team members for more complex tasks.
  • Generates more engagement with our community
  • Makes it fast and easy to create engaging promotions on the fly
I have an iPhone and recently bought a Macbook, so it was a natural choice. YouTube's movie creator was basic and not nearly as functional as iMovie (although I just wish the two worked together when creating movies). My Mac-based coworker says he used to use After Effects but no longer does, iMovie is his primary choice too. We love how it's easy to share files in situations where he wants to add more complicated elements to the movies I create.
I've never needed it, but if it's anything like other Mac-based support I've received, I'm sure it's fine.

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When our main graphic designer's workload became overloaded, a novice user on our team (me) was able to learn iMovie on the fly (first on the phone and then on the desktop) to create short promotional videos for our community. We loved how it took very little training to do so. Now our graphic designer is free to do more complex projects.

We can't think of a time when it is less appropriate; it's a pretty awesome tool.