adding text is annoying 3/5
please make it so that you can add text anywhere on the screeen without it having weird effects on it! all i want to do is add text without a dumb fade!!!!!!!!
Amazing at this price point 5/5
I keep saying, if I make it to $300/month in revenue on my YouTube channel, I’ll finally pony up the cash and buy Final Cut Pro.. In the mean time, this app meets my needs, and it’s easy to work with. It can be finicky and stubborn at times, but I’ve learned to work around it when it gets in a mood. It’s a free app, and I use it to make money. I really love that. Thank you Apple!
I create movies that are anywhere from 12 minutes to 45 minutes. I have sections that are sped up like 20x, I fix volume levels (iPhone tends to record audio very quiet), I overlay pictures and music. I do transitions. Ninja edit out mistakes I make in my videos. Even with the 4k60 video from my iPhone X, this thing is smooth as silk! Amazing app.
Same Problem With OmNePlayer, But Looks Like Notificaton Look Modification Hack 3/5
Well, 10.1.8 Came Out, But Right Now I Am Currently Using 10.1.9, But With 10.1.8, I Had A File Almost 1 Minute, And I Tried To Save That Video Clip, But It Said FAILED And It Looked Quite Strange…
Instead Of Saying What It Does When It Fails Normally, But Instead It Said This:
Your File FAILED To Save Onto The Folder Saved Stuff. BUT I TRIED AGAIN AND IT SOMEHOW WORKED. Reply If You Had/Have The Same Problem In iMovie Version 10.1.8 With Another Review!
Thanks For Reading!
This app keeps causing my Mac to restart over and over, even when i edit short videos.
Imovie is not playing sound 3/5
By Elliot levit
Any clip that i upload into my media does not come with its sound. i dont know how to fix this or why it happened but please fix this
Constantly Crashes 1/5
This current version of iMovie is constantly crashing! I have tried to import still images in .jpg format using several different methods, and it crashes every time. When I do manage to import a few images, it still crashes before I finish the project. The user interface is difficult to learn and lacks simple functions. This is the worst software I have ever used. It is absolutely, completely, wholly, and pathetically unstable and un-usable.
So time consuming 1/5
Maybe its me but it seems terribly difficult to use. It is not at all intuitive. Have to click help every two minutes to figure out how to do simple things. I’d rather pay for an easier program than take advanage of a free app that aggravates me.
iMovie Recently 3/5
In recent times, random times, iMovie has had an issue where it would crash when trying to export a finished project. No explanation, no issues during import, production, etc. Have had to completely erase any trace of the app from my computer & reinstall it in the hope that it would solve the issue.
Also wish future updates wouldn’t erase popular features like Snap to Beats for example. Perhaps that can be brought back in a future update, that hopefully wouldn’t crash when ready to export.
I cannot download the newest update 2/5
I really liked using iMovie a lot, but I stopped using it all together when I couldn’t download a new update
Needs Update 1/5
We need an update. Your current software is NOT compatible with Apple’s current software update.
Deletes my stuff, wastes my time 3/5
There have been so many times imovie has crashed and deleted my projects and its so frustrating. Five minutes ago it crashed and the project I was working on is now gone. Do I drop another 2 hours on my project? or do I give up on the project all together. I’m so upset this happens way too often. Part of me wants to get final cut but if its anything like this I don’t want a thing to do with it.
Free is way too expensive for this garbage software 1/5
By Ice Block Films
It’s almost like Apple put together a brainstorming team and the only question they had to answer was “What’s the least logical editing software we can make?”
- Having to press CTRL to keep the playhead from flying around your timeline like a lunatic? Check!
- Audio that de-syncs when you change the length of the video clip it’s “attached” to? Check!
- Clips bumping other clips and moving them when even though they’re off-screen? Check!
- No clear menu of tools with which to interact with the clips? Check!
- No way to lock clips together to keep them from slipping out of sync? Check!
Perfect grabage. iMovie is meant to be as a point-of-entry for editors with the idea being that if they like it, they’ll spring for the pro version. Instead, I’m watching blossoming editors ready to give up on filmmaking altogether because this program is such a waste of incredible energy expenditures. It’s heart breaking.
Misleading Reviews 5/5
By Emma Elizabeth G.
Imovie is a great app! I can do facecam on my yt videos with it perfectly fine. You can listen to the other commenters, but in my opinion this is great!
By Joe-Dan C
This was a good tool back in the day, but they’ve gone and nerfed it like everything else. I wonder how long Apple can coast on their old reputation while selling delicate computers with nerfed software at obscene prices?
Unexpected Noises after export 1/5
When playying in the App the video seems totally fine(I did a mix of movie clips and piano play) but after exporting there is significant noises appearing on most of the clips part which pretty much trashed my effort……..In my opinion, video editting is way easier on my phone app called “InShot” than this if I don’t have this many clips…….iMovie should add more human friendly features like Logic instead of making things so hard to use……..
The app crashes every single time I try to open it. I have no clue how I will edit my videos now. The very old version I had was slow but at least it worked.
can’t upload in 4k? 2/5
I was uploading in 1080p which i was ok with that. now i can only upload in 720p…… it won’t let me choose another resolution. it has it blocked off….. smh
wont update 1/5
By Jury rj
i used to love editing on iMovie. but now it always freezes and shuts down. I cant even open the app anymore, it just doesnt open and i dont know how to fix it. its such a bummer. i loved it but now its just stressful.
It is just a wonderful software. I cannot afford final cut pro so I stuck with iMovie. I edit youtube videos for my friend and my’s channel. I learned many tricks on how to edit just like iMovie. My only complaint is that sometimesit is slow and laggy but other than that I love it. The software is easy and accessible. If you want something cheap but easy to edit and a trsutworthey download use imovie. You may encounter some problems but nothing that a simple restart can’t fix. I love how imovie saves clips from other things you’ve downloaded or edited so if you wanted to add a throw back clip you can. imovie is absolutely wonderful and I will use it for as long as I can (on the computer the iPad/iphone verson doesn’t for very well but that’s ok.) :) ;) ;D :D
Used to be good 2/5
I used to like iMovie alot. It was a very good program and I did everything I needed it to do. However due to recent update I am no longer able to export my videos at 1080p. I used to be able to do this but now it only allows me to do 720p even though all my footage is 1080p. This has just caused many uncessary headaches and hiccups because imovie does not provie you the option of changing the export quality. When updating an application it should be for the better and not for the worse. If it wasn’t for these minor issues this would be a 4-5 star application for me easily.
Don’t Bother Downloading 1/5
Crashes High Sierra right off the bat, just like the Adobe products. You’d think the two biggest desktop publishing companies could get their act together.
Update killed it! 2/5
Since new update (4/09/18) this program does not allow any sharing of projects that include any type of audio file. Works fine for video clips and photos just as long as you dont want to add background music. Only way the project will share is if you select ProRes which makes file much too large for sharing. I attempted to make a simple slideshow with audio files on 3 different Macs with the same result on every machine. The “bones” of this program are good. I enjoyed making the slide show and everything worked much easier than in photoshop premier elements but then not being able to do anything with the project is disappointing. Please fix this and I will change to 5 star rating. Incorporate iDVD into this and I would jump for joy.
Thank god they fix it. 4/5
I used to love iMovie. It was easy to use and ver intuitive. Then, for some reason, apple decided to make it complicated and a pain to use. Probably to sell Final Cut Pro. But this version, though not as easy (or good) as the original versions has fixed many of the problems. I can finally edit movies again.
Just Be Pacient :/ 5/5
It’s REALLY great. I used it for my intros, my videos, and it’s super easy! People complain because sometimes it doesn’t show… But just be pacient!!! If it doesn’t show anything, redownload it!!! You guys should DEFINETLY download this.
Lily Prema Moore
used it for years until... 2/5
By Brent Felts
ever since i got the MacBook Pro any time I open iMovie it crashes. ive tried to fix this multiple times but nothing has worked.
Misleading Reviews 5/5
Works wonderfully for video editing, and it’s free. This is, in my opinion, the 2nd Best video editor. I don’t know what all those people are having trouble with. But, the point is, it’s great!
cant uninstall bloatware. space hog.
Good app 3/5
Good app that is easy to use
I use imovie for youtube and have for almost a year now but as of 10 minutes ago while i was editing imovie locked me out of it then i rebooted my pc and it wiped everything i have done all my videos my intro which took 3 hours to make and everythingi was originally chill with imovie but im actually mad right now please help
So many glitches 1/5
By Jean <3
Although it’s decently easy to use, it’s very slow to process my videos and takes forever to adjust to the ammount of disc space my computer actually has. iMovie just is not a smart or helpful application, even for short videos. I’m only making a 10 minute video right now, and it’s being absolutely horrible about loading, storing, and adjusting things, and keeps crashing, even though my computer does have plenty of disc space right now. It’s never done this in the past until this video, so I am highly dissapointed.
i personal think that iMovie is a great editing app to start with when you start a youtube channel or just to edit videos or skits.
no tilt option 3/5
easy enough to use. very disapointed they don’t have an option to tilt slightly crooked videos. all you can do is rotate it 90 degrees. having a crooked video bugs me.
It was ok 3/5
By Mother of a crying kid
It was ok at first but then my play button and all dishappeared and I couldn’t use iMovie again. I hope they can fix that, other than that it seem okay.
i Movie is going down in quality 3/5
By #iMovie is starting to suk!!
I had no problems with iMovie until recently its been messing up my work. Its like it stops working after about three months. Its been lagging and all sorts of things. So if you want iMovie you will need to upgrade soon because it eventually just gets worse.
Storage Hog 2/5
By Carolumbia McButtersworth
I've been using iMovie to edit videos for YouTube for a little over a year now. The application itself is okay; I have no complaints about the interface or the quality of the videos I can make with it. BUT, THERE IS A VERY BIG DRAWBACK!!!
iMovie takes up "2.25 GB?" Yeah, right. My computer currently says it's taking up 399 GB. It seems that the library holds on to some part of every file you ever import, and as far as I can tell there is no way to delete them. I've deleted nearly all the videos I've ever made. I've tried "delete render files," and it changes NOTHING. With the library taking up so much space, it's impossible to add any more files to the computer, and iMovie runs EXTREMELY SLOWLY. I've had the app crash simply by trying to scroll down. The worst part is, when you try to play a video in the editing window, it cuts out the audio every few seconds. This makes it IMPOSSIBLE to edit a video. It didn't do this before it took up so much storage.
Another complaint I have is that whenever I quit and reopen the program, all the videos I've recently deleted show back up as blank projects. Then I have to go back through and delete each one, which can take a really long time considering how slowly it runs. As I'm writing this review, it has apparently just deleted, for no reason at all, a video I've spent the past week working on. I will be deleting iMovie from my computer and reinstalling it, in hopes that that will fix the storage issue.
iMovie is a good app for getting into video editing, and it's free! However, if you intend to output a lot of videos, you should look for an app that won't clog all your available disk space.
DELETED ALL MY VIDEOS 3/5
By ya yeet b
okay so u know how when you edit something on imovie, your video is stored/saved on the app. WELL, one day while editing a video, a window popped up telling me that iMovie can no longer continuing storing my videos. The only option for me to click was ‘ok’ , so after i clicked ok, EVERYTHING was deleted. As if I just downloaded the app. NOTHING was there anymore. I had so many videos that I worked so hard to edit. Poof, ALL GONE. There was no way I could retrieve them. Maybe iMovie, instead of just having the app store my videos, allow me to create an account so that all my works are stored there. That way I can access my videos via the iMovie account on the app rather than just my laptop. Also, if you know how to retrieve deleted iMovie videos, please let me know ASAP because there are a lot of videos that I edited and didn’t export, since exporting takes a LONG time. Overall, if youre considering downloading this app, DO IT. Its free and it works. I edit all sorts of videos on here and its great. Just be aware and expect this app to cause u some stress and frustration. You pay for what you get. This app is free, there will be A LOT of ‘not-so-pleasant’ times when using it, but i gaurantee you, if you know how to edit and use this app well (its easy to work through), it’ll be woooorth it. BUT IM STILL UPSET ABOUT MY VIDEOS. I WANT THEM BACK.
Useless for videos of any real length. 1/5
As soon as I begin to create videos of any real length over a minute or two, iMovie chokes completely. I recorded about an hour of 1080p video with my Sony video camera, imported it to my Mac and tried to edit down to about 10 min. I wasted days letting it process my video files which Windows Movie Maker had 0 issues with in the past. The first thing I noticed is the temp files wiped out about 100gb of space on my drive to store temporary data.
When editing for even a minute or so the spinning wheel would begin again. I’d literally fall asleep watching it. My Macbook is mid 2015 model with the video all on an SSD drive and 8GB ram. I made sure it had plenty of memory and CPU available. After weeks of wasting my time with iMovie, I finally started from scratch on my 2011 Windows PC with non SSD hard drive, using the old Windows Movie Maker software. Within about 2 hours time I had somethng that could be published. My expensive Mac was crushed by my old cheap PC with the free Movie Maker software from Microsoft, in the department Apple use to be known by - Video. My how have times changed.
I spoke to customer support, they asked for details of the video files. It was noted. Weeks later I’ve heard no response.
No clue why an update would be > 2GB? 2/5
Like I said in the title, I seriously have no clue why iMovie is such an important but useless tool. Please make it light weight and more robust. Thanks.
Keeps Crashing!!!! 1/5
By Odie Simmons
I really want to use this app… If it wouldnt crash immidiately every time I opened it I’m sure I would have a lot of fun on it.
Why, Apple, WHY!!!!!! 2/5
So, i tried to use this for the first time becuase i had to for a project. This new version just confused the hell out of me, eventhough i had been using the previous version for a long time on iOS. It was super confusing and had some useless features i would gladly trade out for something better. Disappointed with the tweaks Apple has made and would love for them to improve this app later on.
It never got a/v sync right 1/5
I have used iMovie for a while for my guitar playing videos. I record music in GarageBand(256kbps mp3) while shooting me play live(HD 60fps mov) using my iPhone. When these ingredients are compiled in iMovie, it is not possible to sync them. Everything was done on Apple products but I always end up with crappy results, huh? If I sync the very first part of the audio and video, the last part will be totally out of sync. It always works like this. This is terribly disappointing.
Apple Please 2/5
Used to be so good. What happened. You know what should be done, so do it.
Used to be great. Have newest update on High Sierra. Crashes constantly. I can add about 2 or 3 photos to my project at a time before it crashes. Not even videos! Photos and it crashes a 10 minute project! This is terrible and they know it and they don't fix it…
I have used iMovie for years but haven’t had a need to use it for the past few months. It was always a great program but now it is completely (and I do mean completely) useless. After starting the program, it starts out at ~150 MB of RAM usage. After performing a single operation (even something as simple as a click) it starts using more and more ram until it using ~16 GB or RAM and the MacBook Pro becomes almost completely frozen. A forced restart is then necessary. I can’t find any help on the issue and refuse to pay for assistance. Unless this is your only option, try another program.
can't install 1/5
I've been trying to update my imovie for two days now because I'm stuck on the version from 2011 when I bought my laptop, but it will not allow me to...
Awful. I downloaded it in 2011 and it worked well, and I enjoyed using it and even made some nice slide shows for friends and family such as Birthday Celebrations, Graduation, and Anniversaries. Then I started having problems such as it freezes up, music sharing from itunes all of of sudden only allowed a small potion of the music library even on the slide shows that I previously made. Its at a point now that I cannot even make a simple slideshow. I have a long list of other problems but it would be a waste of time to list them. Nothing will be done to correct them anyway !!
No longer can export in 1080p or 4k? 1/5
By Chris Hashemi
iMovie is now forcing export at 540p 60fps and 720p 60fps despite my video sources being 1080p 30fps. I also tried 4k 30fps video, and still get the same exporting options of 540p and 720p. FIX THIS!
Quits When Exporting 1/5
The program quits unexpedly when I am trying to export a video to any other file format. Basically makes the program useless and wasted a whole lot of my time