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iMovie as the name associated with "i" is an application designed and developed by Apple Inc for its Personal computers, iPhone, iPad. Therefore, it is a proprietary video editing software application by Apple Inc. It was originally released in 1999 as a Mac OS 8 application bundled with the first FireWire-enabled consumer Mac model – the iMac DV. Since version 3, iMovie has been an OS X-only application included with the iLife suite of Macintosh applications. iMovie imports video footage to the Mac from digital video cameras or import video and photo files from a hard drive. From there, the user can edit the photos and video clips and add titles, music, and effects, including basic color correction and video enhancement tools and transitions such as fades and slides. How to create a project using imovie iMovie is a simple, easy to use video editing program that comes free with the Apple operating system (it has no Windows PC version).

Despite its simplicity, iMovie offers many of the same features - dropping clips on a time line, cropping them, adding transitions between clips, etc. - as more advanced video editing programs like FinalCut Pro or Premiere.


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