New iOS versions of GarageBand, Apple’s free music creation program, and iMovie, Apple’s app for editing video, are now available.
Here is what’s new in version 2.3.9 of GarageBand according to the accompanying documentation:
- New audio recordings can be quickly started from the home screen by holding down the GarageBand app icon.
- Maximum song length at preset tempo has been increased from 23 to 72 minutes.
- You can now switch the ruler from music beats and beats to minutes and seconds.
- The new downloadable sound package Keyboard Collection contains more than 150 keyboard loops and 50 instrument additions such as piano, organs and electric piano.
Apple has also updated the video editing program iMovie to version 2.3. Here is what’s new this time:
- Customize any title by choosing from dozens of built-in fonts.
- Adjust the color of any title by selecting from a grid or spectrum with presets, adjusting numeric controls or using the eyedropper in the display window.
- Quickly change a title’s preset style, italics, and duration.
- Resize and position any title by pinching or pulling and pulling.
- Choose from three new animated titles: Slide, Divide and Two-Tone Chromatic.
- Add solid colour, gradient, and patterned backgrounds to movies.
- Use the colour picker to customize the colours in backgrounds.
- Change the strength of filters used in images and videos by dragging the slider.
- Import and share 4K videos at 60 frames per second.
- View, edit and share HDR videos from the Pictures library.
- Press the new radio button at the top of the share sheet to share a project or video file and select properties that include resolution, frame rate and HDR.
Earlier in the summer Apple a new cartoon filters features to iMovie – more on that here:
Apple updates iMovie app with cartoon filters.
We have advice on
how to use iMovie on the iPhone and
how to use iMovie on the Mac
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Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.