What are the limitations of iMovie

iMovie: Updates for iOS and Mac versions, including green screen effect

Thomas Hartmann

For its video editing iMovie, Apple has added improvements and innovations on both platforms.

EnlargeThe latest versions can now have green screen effect.

The Mac edition of iMovie has now reached version 10.1.12 and initially offers one limitation: With the new version, sharing in iMovie Theater is no longer supported. Films and trailers should now save users in iCloud Photos in order to be able to show them on other devices including Apple TV. According to Apple, the quality of converted compatible media with very low resolution has been improved, as has the quality when importing projects from iMovie for iOS and overall stability. The system requirements for video editing with iMovie are macOS 10.13.6 or newer.

The update of iMovie for iOS (for iPhone and iPad) to version 2.2.7 brings significantly more news. In particular, videos can now be transformed with the new green screen effect in the app, which enables the immediate removal of the background from clips that were recorded in front of a green or blue (blue screen) screen. There are also further settings for additional effects. From 80 new soundtracks, you can now choose additional pieces from genres such as pop, chill and sentimental, which automatically adapt to the length of the video. Still images can now be placed with a transparent background as logos or your own images in a video.

Some other new features of the iOS version: Photos can be displayed as overlays to create picture-in-picture or split-screen effects, as well as the option to hide the frame, the picture-in-picture and split-screen effects surrounds. With ClassKit support, students can now send video projects to teachers using the Schoolwork app.

You can find out all other new features and improvements directly via the link to the App Store or, if you already have iMovie on your iOS device (from iOS 11.4), via the information about the update to the new version.