iMovie 10.0.1 update supports older video cards

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Apple released a minor update to its Mavericks-only redesigned video-editing software on Wednesday, focusing on two areas.

iMovie 10.0.1 expands the software’s availability to install on computers with some older (although unspecified) video cards. It also deals with reliably updating projects and events from previous versions of iMovie.

iMovie 10.0.1 only runs on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The software is free for iLife ’11 owners, or for those who purchase a new Mac. Otherwise, it costs $15 to download from the Mac App Store.

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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.


    • 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


    • 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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