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

At a Glance
  • iMovie 10.0

    Macworld Rating

    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
  • Macworld Rating

    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.

    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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