iMovie is a popular Apple app, allowing users to transform their own videos into exciting trailers, and edit their own videos with a range of tools. And now the app has been updated with a lot more to customize your videos.
Apple this week officially updated iMovie for iOS, bringing with it a whole host of new features and additions. Firs and foremost, the new version of iMovie adds a new green screen effect. With this, iMovie will make it easy to remove a background of a clip that was shot in front of either a green or blue screen. In addition to that, there is a slider that will allow the user to easily adjust the green screen effect with a strength slider and a 4-point mask.
That’s not all, though. Apple is also throwing in 80 new soundtracks from genres like pop, sentimental, chill, and others. These will automatically adjust to match the length of your movie, too.
There are a lot of bullet points with this latest release, which brings iMovie for iOS to version 2.2.7. Here’s the full changelog, courtesy of the official landing page for the app:
•Transform your video with the new green screen effect that lets you instantly remove the background of clips shot in front of a green or blue screen
• Adjust the green screen effect with a 4-point mask and strength slider
• Choose from 80 new soundtracks in genres including pop, chill, and sentimental that automatically adjust to match the length of your movie
•Drop in still images with transparent backgrounds to use as logos or custom graphics on top of your video
• Add photos as overlays to create picture-in-picture and split-screen effects
• Choose to hide the border that surrounds picture-in-picture and split-screen effects
• Instantly return to the edit screen of your project when switching back to iMovie from other applications
• ClassKit support lets students deliver video assignments to teachers using the Schoolwork app
• For users with videos in iMovie Theater, the Theater window is now accessible from the ••• menu at the bottom of the Projects screen
• Sharing to iMovie Theater is no longer supported; save your movies and trailers to iCloud Photos to watch them on other devices including Apple TV
• Resolves an issue that could lead to a black viewer when previewing your video fullscreen on an external display
iMovie is a free app. The latest version is available now, so if you already have it installed on your device, you should be able to update now.
How often do you use iMovie to spice up your own videos? Or do you prefer a third-party app?