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In iMovie '11 Essential Training, author Garrick Chow illustrates the process of creating high-quality video using iMovie '11. The course covers the entire post-production process, from importing audio, video, and still images to adding effects, creating trailers, and sharing your finished projects on social networks. Also included are tutorials on adjusting audio levels, automatically identifying clips that include faces, and using green screen effects. Exercise files accompany the course.
Before we begin, it's a good idea to make sure you are running the latest version of iMovie. Apple often releases software updates that include bug fixes and sometimes new features. In the case of iMovie, you can find out which version you are running by going to your Applications folder, selecting iMovie by clicking it once, and then from the menu at the top of the window, choosing Get Info. And as you can see here, I am running version 9.0, which is the first version of iMovie `11. Now, by the time you are watching this movie, Apple may have already released some updates. You can check for updates the same way you check for all updates for Apple software: just click the Apple button and then choose Software Update.
Your Mac will connect to the Apple servers, and if any updates are available, they will appear here. Now in my case, all of my software is up to date, but if there were any updates available, I would see them listed in the top portion of the pane here, along with a description of the software, including what bug fixes were added or what new features were added. So if your Mac does find new updates, whether it's iMovie-related or not, you can go ahead and follow the on-screen instructions to install the updates and you will be all set. And that's all there is to updating your software.
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