Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in iMovie 10.1.2?, part of iMovie 10.1.1 Essential Training.
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- [Voiceover] Shortly after I completed recording this course for iMovie 10.1.1, Apple released an update taking iMovie to verison 10.1.2. The good news, is that the functionality and appearance of iMovie 10.1.2 is still practically identical to 10.1.1, but there are a couple of significant changes I wanted to point out here. Now, I've also updated the videos impacted by these changes throughout this course, but I wanted to add this video here as well, so you'll be familiar with these updates right off the bat. First of all, it's now much quicker to create a new project in iMovie, but here's how it previously worked.
First, you would click the plus button here in the project area, and choose Movie or Trailer. If you chose Movie, which is what you'll be doing the majority of the time, you would then see the screen with several project themes to choose from. In most cases, you would choose no theme in order to avoid automatically adding music and graphics to your project, then you would be prompted to name your project, and it would be saved, and then you would be looking at your new project. If at any point later you change your mind, and wanted to add a theme, you could go to Settings, and select a theme from here.
So, that's how creating a new project previously worked. Here in iMovie 10.1.2, it now works like this. First of all, instead of a plus button in the upper left-hand corner, we now have a large Create New button here. The thumbnails for your previous projects are also all now squares, which makes this whole area look more like the iOS version of iMovie. When I click the create new button, I still get the choice of Movie or Trailer, but if I choose Movie, instead of seeing the theme chooser, my project is immediately created with no theme, and I can start working on it right away.
You can still go to Settings, and pick a theme from here if you need to, but iMovie now uses no theme as a default, and saves you a few clicks. However, it does give your project a default name of My Movie. Because iMovie has no save or save as command, I suggest that after you create a new project, click the Projects button to go back to the main project view. You'll then be prompted to name and save your project. You'll then see your new project saved here, which you can double click to open back up.
Now, if you save a project by accident, or you just don't need it anymore, you can roll your mouse over its name to make this button appear, and from here you can choose delete project, but that's how to create and save a new project in iMovie 10.1.2. I'm gonna open this project back up again to show you the other important change. As you'll see throughout this course, we build our iMovie project by selecting clips, or portions of clips of our raw footage, and then add it to our project timeline. Previously, you would place your mouse over a clip to find the portion you wanted to use, and then click and drag to select the section you want.
However, in iMovie 10.1.2, now when you click a clip here in the Event Library, your entire clip gets selected. You can't click and drag to select just a portion. To select just a portion, you have to hold down the R key on your keyboard, so with the R key held down, I can now click and drag to make just a selection within that one clip. Personally, I'm not a fan of this change, because I think you'll usually only want to use portions of a clip, and not the entire thing, but Apple and their wisdom has made this change. So, if you're following along with me throughout this course, anytime you see me selecting a portion of a clip, be sure to hold down the R key to do the same, but those are the major changes in iMovie 10.1.2.
Just about everything else you'll see in this course, which was recorded with 10.1.1, works the same way in 10.1.2.
- What's new in iMovie 10.1.2?
- Importing video
- Browsing events
- Adding clips to a new iMovie project
- Organizing and rating clips
- Trimming video
- Splitting, inserting, and connecting clips
- Creating still clips
- Adding photos, transitions, and titles
- Adjusting video speed
- Applying special effects
- Adding music and sound effects
- Sharing movies