iMovie for Mac

Turn your videos into movie magic

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iMovie for Mac FAQ's

Is iMovie free on a Mac?
iMovie is easy to use, and it's free. Just click to download and install on your Mac or iOS device.
Is iMovie already installed in Mac?
Since version 3, iMovie has been a macOS-only application included with the iLife suite of Mac applications. iMovie was included for free with the purchase of a new Mac or iOS device in late 2013 and has been free to all users since early 2017.
Can iMovie run on MacBook Air?
If you want to go big, you can upgrade the MacBook Air up to 2TB of storage. Plus, getting FaceTime, iMovie, Garageband, Photos, Pages, Numbers and Keynote out of the box adds to the appeal of the MacBook Air.
Why don't I have iMovie on my Mac?
GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto don't come installed in OS X, so if Apple or you replaced or erased the hard disk, you have to install these applications again. To do it, open the App Store, go to Purchases tab and download GarageBand, iPhoto andiMovie. You can download them as many times as you want for free.
Is there a better version of iMovie?
WeVideo is a cloud-based online video editing software, but it also has both Android and iOS versions available. This iMovie alternative for Android lets you create a video file anywhere you want. You can arrange clips, adjust track volume and stylize with built-in music, filters, transitions, and titles.
Do all Macs have iMovie?
Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free.
Does macOS Catalina have iMovie?
Before you upgrade to macOS Catalina, you can use iMovie to detect and convert all incompatible media files so they'll be compatible with future versions of macOS. To make sure new media you create is compatible with macOS Catalina, use cameras and media formats supported by iMovie.

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With a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie allows you to create Hollywood-style trailers and delightful movies like never before.

Make Hollywood-style trailers

• choose between 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by a number of the world’s top film composers
• Customise movie studio logos, cast names and credits
• Select the simplest videos and photos for your trailer with the assistance of animated drop zones
• Record video for your trailer right in iMovie

Create beautiful movies

• choose between 8 unique themes with matching titles, transitions and music
• Give your movie the right look with 13 Apple-designed video filters
• choose between 11 animated title styles like Split, Reveal or Pop-up
• Adjust any title by changing its font, colour, size, location and more
• Add solid, gradient and patterned backgrounds to your movie
• Enhance your movie by slowing down or speeding up any clip
• Easily add picture-in-picture, green screen and split screen effects
• Select from over 80 soundtracks that automatically suits match the length of your movie
• Add sound effects, songs from your music library and your own narration
• Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly
• Connect a trackpad or mouse to iPad for fast and accurate moviemaking

iMovie everywhere

• Easily transfer projects between your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using AirDrop or iCloud Drive
• Send any project to your Mac via AirDrop or iCloud Drive to end editing with iMovie or movie Pro X
• Connect an external display to your iPhone or iPad and prefer to mirror the iMovie interface or display your video full-screen while you edit*

Share with friends and family

• Send videos with Mail and Messages
• Save to your Photos library in resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second**
• Export a video optimised for Instagram, YouTube and other popular video destinations
• Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive
• Share videos and iMovie project files with AirDrop
• Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream video to your television with Apple TV***
* External display support requires iPhone 7 or later, iPad (6th generation) or later, iPad Air 3 or later or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) or later

** 4K at 60 frames per second support requires iPod touch (7th generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 7, iPad (6th generation) or later, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air 3 or later or iPad Pro 10.5-inch or later

*** AirPlay requires Apple TV (2nd generation) or later
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