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Apple debuts iMovie app for iPhone

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Future of desktop computing

    Remember iWork on the iPad? Take a look at this iMovie too; there you see the desktop computing three years from now. Keyboard and mice are going away, iPad is growing a large screen (or shall we say, iMac is growing a multi-touch screen and losing a foot stand) and developers are finally getting a completely consolidated platform for development, from tiny mobile devices (iPhone/iPod), to medium tablets and similar portable computers (iPad, future keyboardless MacBooks) to full-on desktop computing (iMac, MacPro with multi-touch displays). One single code, three different screen sizes.

    Apple will have sold over 100 million iOS devices in a few weeks. That's more than the current installed Mac user base. I can see Adobe and Microsoft leading the wave of new developers, putting serious applications onto these devices.

  1. facebook_Mark

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    Joined: Jun 2010


    Uploading large HD video files

    VideoUpLink for iPhone uploads to FTP, Facebook and MySpace. Here is a demo of FTP upload it will be great with iMovie files. More at

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Future

    Except freakin' fingers and tapping aren't even close to being accurate compared to a mouse.

    h***, I have a h*** of a time trying to scrub a video over to a specific point on an iPod (as it always jumps as I try to take my finger off the screen).

    And it isn't one single code-base. But why quibble.

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