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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with 4K video editing support

Like the update that iMovie for iOS received almost a month ago, the version of the video editor for Mac today gained support for video editing in 4K resolution coinciding, of course, with the arrival of the new 21.5 inch iMac.

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Compatible with Macs

Version 10.1.14 (2.2 GB) Requires macOS 10.14.6 or superior

What's new in version 10.1

  • Creating and sharing movies with fantastic 4K resolution (3840 × 2160 pixels) on compatible Macs *;
  • Creating and sharing movies with Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more realistic images;
  • Importing movies and trailers from iMovie for iOS (version 2.2 or higher), to be able to start editing on an iOS device and finish it on the Mac;
  • The redesigned multimedia content view allows you to see more content from the library when browsing videos and photos;
  • Viewing projects makes it easier to find and open movies and trailers;
  • The tabs in the browser give you quicker access to titles, backgrounds, transitions and music when editing a movie;
  • Option to hide the browser while editing a movie;
  • 10 additional video filters from iMovie for iOS;
  • 4K video display pixel by pixel when editing a movie on the iMac with Retina 5K screen.

(*) For 4K export, a Mac from 2011 or later with a minimum of 4GB of RAM is required. 4K resolution playback is supported on the iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or higher) when connected to a 4K monitor.

Apple's professional editor, Final Cut Pro, has been supporting 4K editing since late 2013.

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