April 12, 2022
Apple presents a new version of iMovie with Storyboards and Magic Movie
iMovie 3.0 makes it easier than ever to share their stories on video
Apple today introduced a new version of iMovie with features that make it easier than ever to create stunning edited videos on iPhone and iPad. Storyboards helps budding content creators and filmmakers learn to edit and improve their video storytelling skills with pre-made templates for popular types of videos shared on social media, with co-workers, or with classmates – videos like DIYs, cooking tutorials, product reviews, science experiments, and more. Storyboards make it easy to get started with flexible shot lists and step-by-step guidance on what clips to capture for each type of video. For those who want to create a video even faster, Magic Movie instantly creates a polished video from user-selected clips and photos, automatically adding transitions, effects and music to the edit. Both new features include a range of styles to help customize the final look of a video, including titles, filters, transitions, color palettes and music, all designed to work together.
“iMovie has empowered millions of people around the world to create and share their stories through video,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of worldwide product marketing. “This latest version of iMovie, along with Storyboards and Magic Movie, simplifies video creation even further, and we believe it will continue to inspire the next wave of video creators to dive in and get started.”
Learn and improve video storytelling with storyboards
Storyboards give users a head start in the video creation process, helping beginners learn to edit and improve their storytelling skills. Instead of starting with a blank timeline, creators can choose from 20 different storyboards showcasing a variety of popular video types, including cooking tutorials, Q&As, product reviews, news stories, and more. Each storyboard has a shot list that organizes clips to tell a specific narrative. Each placeholder also includes an illustrative thumbnail, as well as a tip that asks a question or makes a suggestion on how to shoot that clip to make it more interesting. For further customization, shots can be added, rearranged, and deleted from a storyboard as needed.
Creators can experiment by applying different video styles that include titles and transitions, as well as options for title layout, fonts, filters, and color palettes. Music tracks dynamically adjust to fit the length of a project, and users can fine-tune each clip with intuitive editing tools like trim, split, clip speed, and clip volume.
Completed Storyboard videos are easily shared from iMovie via Messages, Mail, and on social media platforms.
Create videos instantly with Magic Movie
Magic Movie helps you create stunning personalized videos, complete with titles, transitions and music, with just a few clicks. To create a Magic Movie, a user simply selects an album, or any group of photos or images from their library, and Magic Movie instantly identifies the best parts of the footage and creates the project. Creators can easily put their own spin on a Magic Movie by rearranging or deleting clips in the simplified Magic Movie shot list, or further modifying the project. Styles can be added to change the look of the whole video. Like Storyboard videos, Magic Movies can be shared from iMovie via Messages, Mail, and social media.
iMovie 3.0, including new Storyboards and Magic Movie features, is available today as a free update on the App Store for devices running iOS 15.2 or later and iPadOS 15.2 or later.
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