updated 02:35 pm EDT, Mon June 7, 2010
Utility introduced alongside iPhone 4
Alongside Apple's iPhone 4 introduction, the company also previewed an iMovie app designed specifically for the handset. The new device allows users to record video in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second. Recordings can then be edited in iMovie and exported via e-mail, SMS or YouTube.
The mobile app offers many of the same basic features as its desktop counterpart, enabling video to be trimmed or paired with a soundtrack imported from iTunes. Users can add geolocation information, themes, titles or transitions. Videos can also be improved with images inserted using the Ken Burns pan effect.
The video features take advantage of the iPhone 4's updated hardware. Although the company only stepped up to a 5 megapixel sensor, the new component is claimed to offer enhancement to overall picture quality and low-light performance. The sensor is paired with an LED flash, which can be left on during video recording.
The iMovie mobile app will be available from the App Store for $5.