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New Storyboards and Magic Movie features in iMovie

Today there were 5 updates to Apple’s video editing applications.

1/ The most significant changes are to iMovie iOS and iPadOS. iMovie 3.0 introduces two new major features - Storyboards and Magic Movie which create Magic Movies to get you started. It opens the Photos library were you can select photos and videos that automatically identify dialogs, people’s faces, actions and then stitches them together into a movie with transitions, music and titles. You can rearrange however you want.

There are 20 different styles with animations, a soundtrack and transitions. When you switch from one style to another, your video is automatically regenerated. You can pick your own music to as well add a voice over.

The movie can then be imported into iMovie for Mac, iPad or even Final Cut Pro.

2/ Final Cut Pro is updated to version 10.6.2 with new features that have been rumoured for a couple of weeks now - Duplicate Detection, Voice Isolation, and optimized for M1 Max and M1 Ultra. The new iMovie 3.0 Magic Movie can be directly imported.

3/ Motion version 5.6.1 introduces a new “Sliced Scale” filter and is optimized for M1 Max and M1 Ultra.

4/ iMovie for Mac 10.3.2 allows the import of Magic Movies from iOS iMovie 3.0.

5/ Compressor 4.6.1 adds features tp view a videos transparency, the aspect ratio of an output and modified source media properties in the preview viewer. It can rotate and flip videos. Also optimized for M1 Max and M1 Ultra.

The Mac Applications require macOS Monterey 12.3

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