Apple introduced a brand new design language with the release of iOS 7. And with the release of 7.0.3, Apple's iWork and iLife applications come with a brand new design, including new icons to match the look of iOS 7. Each application deserves to be featured separately, so for this blog, I plan to cover the new features that come with iMovie for iOS.
iMovie - A Brand New Look
The new design for Movie is a lot more cleaner and elegant (arguably the best design for iMovie thus far). As you can see in the iPhone 5S screenshots, Apple has integrated the signature elements of iOS 7 into the iMovie interface, including thin fonts for text links, and a solid color background (there is no reference to metal, vinyl or leather). The icons for importing content and setting up new projects embody the same thin contour lines, which actually appear quite elegant against the black background. Emphasis is placed on the content, providing a more direct and intuitive way to create and customize your video projects.
iMovie also comes with some new features, including the ability to make videos fast or slow, and a picture and picture option to parallel features available in the desktop version. This is arguably the most exciting feature. When you import a video into your project, you will see a series of dots as one of the menu options. This indicates other options for how you want to add the video, using several composite options. Once the video has been imported, you can also choose several other options for how each video is split and/or how they occupy the screen space.Apple also added more flexibility for editing audio tracks, including the ability to separate audio tracks, and then split or control the speed of those tracks. This will come in handy when using music tracks along with narration. The most understated feature that will be used most often is the undo button which is clearly visibly throughout the editing process.
With the new design and added features, iMovie will become your ideal method editing video on your iPhone and iPad.
Check out one of my latest episode as I explore iMovie in more detail.
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