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iMovie 10 review: A lot to like, a few quibbles

At a Glance

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  • iMovie 10.0

    The interface for the new version of iMovie for Mavericks is easy to read, fun to edit, and simple to share—without removing any truly key features.

At a Glance

The interface for the new version of iMovie for Mavericks is easy to read, fun to edit, and simple to share—without removing any truly key features.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Offers new links between the Mac and iOS
  • Complex tools are hidden beneath a simple interface
  • New slow-motion scrubber in the timeline
  • Streamlined preferences options
  • Speedy
  • Streamlined import process
  • Background tasks icon keeps you informed of hidden processes without interrupting you
  • Support for multi-layer editing
  • Export controls dramatically simplified
  • iMovie Theater sharing

Cons

  • Speed scrubber can’t be ducked in and out
  • Adjust bar lacks speed control
  • Export to Final Cut XML is gone
  • No project sharing on the Mac; only on iOS
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