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Review: iMovie '09

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Price when rated: $79 (part of iLife ’09); free with new Macs
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Pros

  • Better editing control with Precision Editor
  • Lots of new features such as picture-in-picture, green screen, motion maps, and themes
  • Return of long-lost iMovie HD features like slow motion and iDVD integration
  • Ability to store project files on external drives
  • Image stabilization
  • Archiving of tapeless source video without transcoding

Cons

  • Still no precise audio editing
  • No support for writing back to tape
  • No third party plug-in support
  • Single-field processing for interlaced video
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