Apple Introduces iMovie 2Worlds Most Popular Desktop Movie Software Now Even Easier and More Powerful
MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORKJuly 19, 2000Apple® today introduced iMovie 2, the next version of the worlds most popular, easy-to-use consumer digital video editing software. iMovie 2 features a refined user interface with Mac® OS X-like design elements; dramatically improved audio editing capabilities; enhanced controls for titling and transitions; and powerful new special effects. iMovie 2 is bundled on all FireWire-enabled Macs, including the new iMac, Power Mac G4 Cube and Power Mac G4 systems.
Since its release last October, Apples amazing iMovie software has been an immediate hit with our customers worldwide, ushering in the era of desktop movies, said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. iMovie 2 makes it even easier for consumers to create professional quality desktop movies right on their Mac and share them with friends, family and classmates.iMovie 2s new features include:
With iMovie, users can import video from a digital video camcorder directly into their FireWire-enabled iMac DV, iMac DV+, iMac DV Special Edition, Power Mac G4 Cube, Power Mac G4 or PowerBook®. They can then rearrange clips and add special effects like cross dissolves and scrolling titles. Finished iMovies can be: stored on the computer; transferred back to a camcorder for viewing on a standard TV or VHS videotape; or shared with friends and family via a personal website built using Apples HomePage, which enables users to instantly build their own website; or saved to Apples iDisk, which provides free Internet storage on Apples servers.
Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
iMovie 2 system requirements include a Macintosh® computer containing a 300 MHz PowerPC G3 processor or later, a built-in FireWire® port, CD or DVD drive, 64MB or more of memory, 200MB of available hard disk space, Mac OS 9.0.4 or later, QuickTime 4.1 or later, and a monitor that supports at least 800 x 600 resolutions and thousands of colors.
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