Remember the iMovie debacle? iMovie from a few years past was a decent non-linear video editor.
Apple changed it by introducing a new iMovie which didn’t have as many features and was difficult to learn. I kept the old iMovie and used it faithfully until the latest iMovie upgrade. Why the switch? I learned something. I spent a few dollars (literally; a very few dollars) on a video tutorial for iMovie, which is really about iMovie 9.x which has been replaced by iMovie 10.x.
Got that? It doesn’t matter.
If you’re using a recent version of iMovie, the Tutor for iMovie ’11 is what you need to really, really, learn iMovie. For about the price of lunch you’ll get 37 videos and a step-by-step tutorial on how to use iMovie ’11.
All the basics are in the videos– events, projects, Ken Burns, splitting and merging events, editing, audio ducking, title creation, voiceovers, picture-in-picture, importing video clips, and much more.
Here’s the only drawback. Apple changed iMovie again (October 2013) and the interface differs, again, from iMovie ‘ll so the Tutorial for iMovie ’11 doesn’t have all the new iMovie 10 interface changes. I know. It sounds goofy. iMovie ’11 came out in 2011 and was actually iMovie 9.x. iMovie 10x came out in 2013, so it’s the latest version.
Still, I don’t know of a better, less expensive way to learn the intricacies of iMovie than this step-by-step tutorial, and I can’t wait for the updated version to hit the streets.