If there was one reason to buy the iPhone 4, being able to edit and create movies using iMovie right on the phone is one of them. This gem of an application is a darling to use on a Mac (my dad was able figure it out!) but the latest iPhone interface looks stunning as well.
Since the iPhone 4 launches today in the USA, UK, Germany, France, and Japan, those users will be able to use iMovie immediately. iMovie will not work on the iPhone 3GS due to RAM limitations. For Canadians we will continue waiting patiently–as this will give Apple time to reflect on current issues regarding the iPhone 4 display and dropped signals.
Here’s the iMovie description:
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app forÂ iPhone 4. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web â€” withoutÂ ever leaving your spot in the sand. Or make a movie of your childâ€™s birthday party and send it to your parents â€” while the party is in full swing. With iMovie forÂ iPhone, you can start severalÂ projects and finish them whenever you want and wherever you are.
Made for Multi-Touch.
â€¢ Tap to add or record video right into your project.
â€¢ Drag to trim the lengths of video clips and photos.
â€¢ Pinch to zoom the timeline and get a closer look.
â€¢ Slide to scrub through the video in your project.
Give it a theme.
â€¢ Choose from a selection of themes including Modern, Bright, Travel, Playful, and News.
â€¢ Each theme includes a matching set of titles and transitions â€“ plus its own soundtrack.
â€¢ Instantly change themes or swap themed elements in your project.
â€¢ Titles and graphics automatically update with location data from your video.
Add music and photos.
â€¢ Select from included music that matches each iMovie theme, or select from your own song library.
â€¢ Enable ducking to automatically lower the volume of background music and highlight audio from video clips.
â€¢ Add photos from your own library, or take a picture and drop it into your project.
â€¢ Customize each photo with a unique â€œKen Burnsâ€ panning effect.
Share your movie.
â€¢ Export your movie in one of three sizes: Medium, Large, or HD.
â€¢ Share your movie on the web in a MobileMe gallery or on YouTube.
â€¢ Send your movie to friends and family in an email or via an MMS message.
â€¢ Easily sync your movie back to your computer.