By Guru Partap
can't even adjust framerate
Unusable Garbage. Go back to '11 PLEASE! (Review edited 10/16/19) 1/5
Everything iMovie '11 (9.0.9) did, iMovie 10 does so much worse. Every basic thing requires an extra, unnesesary step that frankly makes it aggrivating to use. Example: Selecting sections of the video to edit has been made difficult because it wants to select the entire clip and move it around instead of selecting a section - you have to hold down the cursor, wait, and then select - and splitting a clip is harder because it only splits where the marker is - not where your mouse is, so you have to make sure to click the spot and THEN right click AGAIN, rather than just right click wherever you wanted first try.
Features and menu options that used to be in '11 aren't - like an actual percentage for altering lighting/color, because now you just have to guess if you're trying to alter different clips to the same lighting/color, and general navigation of the menus and settings is non-intuitive. I've yet to see an option where you can adjust the audio to the extent of iMovie '11; now you just have the pre-set modifications with no ability to customize.
And the main thing I do is record "reaction" videos, where I record myself watching something, then I download the video I watched and edit it into my reaction as a picture-in-picture. The problem is that inevitably the downloaded video is out of sync and I can tell because of my audio cues (i.e: singing along with the music). iMovie 10 no longer gives you the option to convert clips/videos/files to a specific frame rate (or at least that's the issue I think is happening), so I need to mess around with the timing which takes 5-10 minutes of 'fighting' iMovie 10 to do something that iMovie '11 did for you.
Even the whole asthetic is aggrivating, and I don't like how you can't customize the different screens (it feels like I'm looking at my phone screen considering the size of it). And for me I'm not a fan of the horizontal editing, my one personal gripe.
It feels like everything I've done normally without issue in '11, I'm encountering something that just irritates me or forces me to do some wierd workaround or 'fight' the program when it should be easy. If there was a way to have 9.0.9 work in Mojave, or just have iMovie 10 just be a better working version of 9.0.9, then that would be excellent.
This is also a rant against Apple's forced "upgrades" and their habbit of messing with something that worked to make it unusable in their newest "update/upgrade" - which then forces us to shell out $$$ for a new video editor. It just screams shady buisness practice. The "upgrade" from '11 to 10.1.14 is anything but.
-Frustrated video editor
its an ok app 3/5
By musical kid yt
When i was little and just starting out on youtube/social media, imovie was alright. But now it kind of has changed. Many things glitch, and it dosent have the amount of ttol someone would need for a editing app. But, It is still a good alternative if ypu have nothing to choose from.
It'd be great if it ever worked 1/5
By H8 iMovie
It'd be great if it ever worked
Withoutavilable update it is basically useless at this time. What a waste!!! Got to use it 1 time. B.S.
deleted everything on its own 1/5
By lost river seeds
one day i had dozens and dozens of video files. one day i opened imovie this week and its all gone. not one file is available. its like i have a brand new awful version of imovie with all my data gone. every time apple makes an update something terrible happens.
No 4K Export 3/5
so, I used to use iMovie. When I used it I found out that the highest res you can go is 1080P60 or 1080P 60FPS so if you were thinking "Free video editer that can export in 4K awsome!" you were wrong.
Recent update. 1/5
By Millie KEREAN
I have a MacBook Air, this app is very nice, and there is music and everything. I was very happy until it told me to update it. So I did. And then I could not use it anymore. I'm very sad because I loved this app. I know there are other apps that can make videos as well. But im just not as comfortable.
don't update! 1/5
I just did the newest update...without selecting to update and now its super slow. My videos are playing and the audio is fine but the videos are looking like they are in slow motion and the lip movements dont go with the audio. So frustating as I am trying to edit a video.
Crash After Starting New Project 2/5
After the 10.1.13 update (on Mojave), iMovie crashes upon starting a new movie project. I've deleted and reinstalled the app and restarted my machine multiple times. Hoping for a fix soon!
Misleading Reviews 5/5
By HELLO I'M AN APPLE FAN!
This app is GREAT, defidently reccommend! It has advanced speed abbilities, instant replays, and SO MUCH MORE! Even with the new update, iMovie works PERFECTLY. Do NOT be scared to update. It even has some pro features that don't take 40 minutes to learn! Tip: If you want still text, take a screenshot and then open in preview then make the screenshot blank. Now, make a new text bar, write your text. Import the screenshot into iMovie, then put in Picture in Picture, resize, now your done! Still text in iMovie! This app works great in combonation with Premiere Pro, or even by itself. It does not take a long time to laern, and nothing is hidden. Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro seem to take longer to learn, yet iMovie does not and can create great videos/movies to upload, or just keep for yourlsef. It is also great at editing audio, even better than Audacity. I used it to create my cover of the song Never Really Over. I think you will enjoy editing better with iMovie, than what you have now. Yet, if you upload a video to YouTube, and add that you use iMovie in the decription, people might say that you are not pro or amature at making videos. But, I think you can make Premiere quality videos, for free! It is much more worth it than using and paying $400 for FCPX. It can make the same quality videos after all, but if you want to blur something, your out of luck. You can screenshot your item you want to blur and blur it in a picture software. Those are all of the tips and good things you can do/abot iMovie. Defedently give it a try!
Your work on this app stinks. The "wonderful" update deleted all videos including one I had spent much time working on. Then when I hooked up the camera to download the video again the sound matched in the media but not even close on a project. The old iMovie was just fine, worked wonderful. I think you screwed it up thinking we suckers would spend $300 for pro. Well guess again.
Install requires OSX 1.14.6 - but current version is OSX 1.14.4 1/5
When I try to install announces I need OSX 1.14.6 - but the current version is OSX 1.14.4 - what's up with that?
imovie will not import audio with my videos... i need to get a video out and cant edit it... please help me
Export time 2/5
After the recent update, export time increased by 10x and it is VERY slow. Please fix.
Broken now! 1/5
By izumi yoshihara
ever since one of the updates the app is stuck at 1080p video and wont do 4k or 60 fps video and i have tried everything including reinstall.
It works well when the App Store lets you use it. 4/5
The App Store decided to update past the compatible version, so I tried to delete it and download the latest compatible version. Unfortunately, the App Store won't let me download it now. Great.
When the app works, it's good. It's not the most powerful editor, and it feels like Apple has always been removing functionality to make you have a reason to pay the small computer's worth price of Final Cut Pro X, but it works well for simple projects.
Crashes Upon Starting 1/5
After updating to 10.15 iMovie crashes a few seconds after starting. tried many things to resolve with no luck. Tried another user account and same issue.
STILL crashing with eGPU 1/5
This app hasn't worked when connected to eGPUs since the beginning of official eGPU support. I don't understand how you're going to enable support for hardware which has the sole purpose of video acceleration, and your VIDEO EDITING app crashes when connected to an APPROVED graphics card. I don't want to disconnect my eGPU and edit video on a smaller screen with less graphical horsepower. I want to use my full desk setup with multiple displays and peripherals. This is unacceptable.
Doesn't Update 3/5
It doesn't update
No Water Mark 5/5
The only editor I've found that actually works without a watermark
Need More UpDates 5/5
Please do more updates for Themes...titles...effects
but more imporant we need more themes
After 8 hours, the time till completion keeps rising 2/5
How is it that a movie will take 12 hours to export at midnight, and the next morning, at 10% completion, it says it will take another 222 hours!?
I have sufficient memory and even deleted a lot of old videos in iMovie to speed the process...
to absolutely no avail. This seems to be a common problem for many people and should be fixed.
I am not happy with iMovie.
Good app but... 3/5
I love using this for scholl projects and such but i wish you caould share with someone. This app would be even better if you could work wiht people on different apple devices to edit a movie.
Crash Problem 4/5
I started having problems with imovie. What I do is edit my videos then couple seconds later the app crashes. Plus I don't even get notification report problems so i could send it. I tried mutiple methods on fixing this issue. Such as, redownloading imovie, deleting couple things from my mac to take some gigs out, etc. None of them helped. Please fix this problem it's very agitating. Thank you.
Great... Just Very Slow... 4/5
I have been using iMovie for over 5 years now and I haven't ran into this issue. I just bought a new MacBook Pro and I tried using iMovie for a school project. I load into iMovie and it instantly crashes, I then proceded to restart my computer and I opened iMovie and it worked just fine until I loaded into a movie, it started to render, find files, and load and it just ran really slow, Idk if it is my MacBook or if it is iMovie...
Not cool, Apple. 1/5
Where the he** is the re-download for 9.0.0?? Every other update builds off of this version of iMovie and I can’t help but notice that you have completely removed it from every possible site, including your own. If this is a petty attempt to get me to pay for an ever-cheapening MAC-related editing product in the next 6 months you can bet I’ll be going with Adobe, simply because thats pretty freaking shady. Looking forward to your help finding a WORKING version of 9.0.0. Thanks so much.
hating 10.1.12 1/5
never responds and bug needs to be fixed
By vipin shastri
every time unexpected shutdown
what is this ?
Its Okay 4/5
i mean ive used it all the time and dont got much of an issue with it a few things they can fix and add but its okay i guess :/
Cool product 5/5
By Traveller by train
Great for making video clips - fast and easy!
Virtually unusable. Loads videos in random(?) order when they are selected, for instance, from an album or selected number of videos from Photos.
Interface is cluttered, awkward, definitions are not easily discernable.
Pretty sad when using an iPhone is easier than using a computer.
Where's the custom masking? 4/5
So, overall I really enjoy Imovie and it is very good for videos shorter than about 30 minutes but once you reach farther it gets harder to use. Also I've been really wanting custom masking as that will keep people from going and downloading other softwares that do have custom masking, it will make it easier to create special effects inside of Imovie instead of having to download somehting like filmora to do it.
Crashing Uncontrollably 1/5
Keeps crashing every single time I open it
iMovie keeps crashing 1/5
ever since i've updated my mac, iMovie has been crashing unexpectedly.
one of a kind 5/5
Slow and Unuseable scrubbing 1/5
I have a 2017 Macbook Pro with 8GB of Ram. After the latest update, iMovie is extrememly slow. Scrubbing through a simple video that not even 1080p is insanely slow and choppy. Its just bad,.
Imovie is not good 1/5
By d༽r༽e༽w༽ v༽i༽r༽e༽l༽l༽a༽
It says missing file even though I did not delete the file. Good for dashcam footage and picture videos! Do better on the next update with no more beachball! Timelapse does not work well oftenly. Imovie is bad and good! The text sometimes does not show up!
If you want something better, get final cut pro! It has better reviews!
Update: The missing file problem was a lot worse today than it was yesterday. You have to keep the adapter plugged in before you use it, which is not good! Please fix this. It was a lot better with the older mac os x update. It rips me off sometimes!
Decent software 4/5
This program isnt too bad for people who know about video editing .
First thing to fix is to select 1080 automatically 1/5
First thing to fix is to select 1080 automatically. Very annoying. cheats are available, but its crazy. Can be used for small editing.
FIX THIS GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1/5
IT USED TO BE GOOD. NOW IT'S NOT!!!
Needs to support spotify 2/5
By wassup hamie
Im a little upset that iMovie doesnt support spotify. I dont want to have to spend $1.69 per song when I already pay $9.99 a month for spotify and having all of my songs right there. Other than that, it is pretty great
I wish they would add non-animation texts. Also, add non-animation titles. Please give us the option for non-animation titles or texts. This can definitely make iMovie better!
Get DaVinci Resolve instead. Runs better about 60% of the time and has way more features 100% of the time.
Pale Imitation of what it once was 1/5
Seriously, Apple needs to get its act together and remember that they use to be known for Intuitiveness and User Friendliness. This is no longer the case, and they are now known for overpriced junk and greed.
Could be better 3/5
iMovie is easy to use and I got used to it quickly. The only downside is that once I edit a video and then save it, there weird glitches throughout my new video and it does not look good at all.
idk why people hate 4/5
this is perfect for youtube vids it is easy and quick
and its perfect for every one but this also has its problems like slow reaction time other wise its perfect
Horrible application 1/5
The only thing this app will do for me is open, but as soon as I try to create a new project, or import video it completely locks up on me. Yes, I've gone through and deleted preferences, removed projects, ran fsck, deleted and reinstalled app, nothing worked. Sad, Steve Jobs would not be happy!
So Easy! 5/5
By OG Brenda G.
When I first got started, my son had to help me through a lot of the work; after a while, I was able tho finish it with ease. This app is so easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone looking to create their own movie.