updated 02:05 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
iMovie '08 released
Apple today released iMovie '08 as part of its revamped iLife suite during a special event in Cupetino, CA. iMovie '08 features a brand new interface similar to iPhoto, allowing users to preview by "skimming" and select video the same way text is selected. Users can share movies anywhere -- via iTunes or a .Mac Web gallery -- and encode the movie in multiple resolutions. The latest iMovie release also allows users to upload movies directly to YouTube. Apple's chief told the tale of how iMovie '08 became a reality, with one video engineer designing the software after finding he couldn't make a short clip five minutes long from some HD video he had shot while vacationing in the Cayman islands. "No more sending DVDs to Grandma," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs to his captivated audience.