iMovie for Mac gains Photos for OS X integration

iMovie 10.0.7 for OS X Mac screenshot 001

iMovie, Apple’s consumer-level software for editing video bundled free with every new Mac sold, has been refreshed today with support for the upcoming Photos for OS X application, which launches later this year.

With Photos for OS X integration, iMovie users can add photos to their projects by browsing their Moments, Collections, Favorites and Albums that have been stored in Photos for Mac, without leaving iMovie.

In addition to that, iMovie 10.0.7 now supports the Sony XAVC-S format and addresses several stability and compatibility issues.

On the user interface design side of things, the app has gained a Record Voiceover button right below the Viewer for quick access to controls when adding narration.

Likewise, media control buttons (play/pause, previous/next and full screen) are now always accessible below the Viewer for easier navigation.

iMovie 10.0.7 changelog:

  • Browse Moments, Collections, Favorites and Albums from the Photos app to add content to your projects
  • Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons are always displayed below the Viewer for easier navigation
  • Record Voiceover button available below the Viewer for easier access to controls when adding narration
  • Adds support for the Sony XAVC-S format
  • Addresses stability and compatibility issues

If you’re installing iMovie from scratch and are on a metered or a slow broadband connection, keep in mind that the installer is a two-gigabyte download. Those upgrading from the previous version can expect approximately a 200-megabyte update.

iMovie requires an Intel-based Mac with OS X 10.10.2 or later.

As mentioned before, iMovie is available at no cost when you buy a new Mac — just fire up the Mac App Store and it should be available through the Purchased tab.

Otherwise, it’s a $14.99 download.