updated 07:35 pm EST, Tue December 7, 2010
An iMovie for younger hands or novice parents
Mac video developer Aquafadas has created a new video- and slideshow-creation program aimed specifically at kids called KidsMotion, featuring bright, colorful themes and easy-to-click controls that allow kids the pleasure of assembling their own presentations based on photos or videos made of them or made by them. The software uses animated transitions and music to make putting together a short video or slideshow very easy.
The resulting projects can be shared on iOS devices, by e-mail, on Facebook or YouTube as well as offering export options for almost any other purpose. Themes are centered around kid-friendly concepts like field trips, birthdays, holidays, and fantasy themes. Big buttons and an intuitive interface help the child be able to use the program on their own, or with the help of parents or teachers.
The program costs $45 and requires an a 1.6GHz G5 or Intel processor or higher and running OS X 10.5.8 or better. It is localized in both English and French, and a free trial (with a watermark) is available to try.