More details about iMovie for the iPhone

Sat, Jun 12, 2010


One of the biggest applauses during Apple’s WWDC event last week was when Steve Jobs announced an iMovie app for the iPhone. While Apple’s chief video architect¬†Randy Ubillos explained the basic ins and outs of the app, TidBits was able to talk to some folks at Apple and glean a few¬†more details about what we can expect to see in Apple’s first foray into mobile video editing.

  • iMovie for iPhone will require the iPhone 4, and not be available for the iPhone 3GS. Handling video and creating real-time transitions needs the power of the iPhone 4’s A4 processor.
  • Projects edited on the phone cannot “currently” be transferred to iMovie on the Mac for further editing; projects stay on the phone. (The edited movies can be exported or synced to iTunes, however.)
  • Video clips can be recorded directly within iMovie for iPhone or come from the Camera Roll (clips previously shot using the phone’s built-in camera). Based on how the Camera Roll works, I suspect it may also be possible to work with clips you’ve shot elsewhere by emailing them from your computer to the phone, then saving the attachment to the Camera Roll.
  • iMovie for iPhone is scheduled to ship June 24th to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 4.

The app will sell for $4.99 when it eventually hits iTunes.


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