Related link: http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/
Ok, so there’s been loads of bogs on the new announcement from Jobs and Co, and not without some merit, but I just wanted to mention something that really is going to make my life easier.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love a Mac mini, and an iPod shuffle if anyone’s buying, but the kicker for me has to be the upgrade to the iLife apps.
I know the iLife applications are targeted to be as easy to use as possible but looking over the feature list of these tools today I have been struck by just how bleeding edge they are too. We’re not in kansas anymore toto, these tools are helping everyone from the newcomer getting things going at home to the guy that’s trying out the latest stuff to the heartbeat of internet time.
The key app that has got me so excited is iMovie HD. I’ve been using an HD camera for a while now, an excellent Sony HDR-FX1. Untill recently I was either looking at a serious outlay of cash to get an editing suite together or hacking together some code to get the raw MPEG2-TS off of the camera and then into Final Cut Pro - which I managed thanks to the great folks over at HD for Indies. But no more. Thanks to iMovie HD I can now do most of my editing within iMovie - it’s even got most of the tools I need for initial editing.
I’ve yet to see how well this works with Final Cut, but I feel pretty safe in saying that I’m sure Apple will have that covered. So there you go, for me the hardware is great and I’d like to say thanks to Apple for all of it. But the key thing for me when looking at the announcements at this years MacWorld is the sheer quality of the software work that has been done; it’s truly making my life easier.
Any of the iLife applications giving you that ‘one feature’ that you always wanted?