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in Filmmaking
on Jan 6, 2009

One of the questions Apple’s filmmaker fans had going into today’s Macworld conference was whether the rumored changes to the iLife suite of programs would include an upgrade to iMovie that bring the program’s functionality back to where it was before it was disastrously retooled as iMovie HD.

Unfortunately, based on screenwriter and director John August’s opinion, it doesn’t sound like this happened today. From his blog:

Among the products Apple announced today is iMovie 09, an update to their entry-level video editor that I currently find completely unusable. They have demo videos up showing some of the new features, which range from very helpful (stabilization) to fairly gimmicky (the animated maps).

What’s most clear, however, is that they’re sticking with the bizarre and unfortunate editing interface.

Read the entire post for the rest of his comments.

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