iMovie®

What is iMovie®?

iMovieiMovie® is a video editing applications that comes with the iLife suite for Mac computers. This application allows you to capture your video digitally into your computer. Modify your video by editing clips, adding narration or music in the background. iMovie® also allows you to import still photos from iPhoto into your movie. You can then export this video in a variety of formats. Videos created in iMovie® can be burned to DVD, played on your local computer or played via the web.

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Is there a cost associated with iMovie®?

Clemson does not have a site license for the iLife® suite. However, most Mac computers come with the iLife® suite. If you have an older Mac that does not have iLife® or if you would like to upgrade your iLife® suite to the latest version, you can visit the Clemson Computer Store on campus at the Edgar A. Brown University Union or buy it at the Apple Store online for between $59 -$79.

You may also have additional expenses for the following items:

  • An external microphone
  • A digital video camera
  • A IEEE 1394 to 6-Pin Firewire cable

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Can I download iMovie®?

No. However, you can purchase the iLife® '08 suite from the Clemson Computer Store on campus at the Edgar A. Brown University Union or buy it at the Apple Store online for between $59 -$79.

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How do I use iMovie®?

There are currently multiple versions of iMovie® being used on the Clemson University campus. The complete help and documentation for the latest version of iMovie® can be found here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Apple iMovie® Support Communities or the "Unofficial" iMovie® FAQ to review frequently asked questions regarding iMovie®.

Do we offer Instructor-Led training for iMovie®?

Yes. CCIT currently offers one-on-one instructor led training for employees. Please email ITHELP@clemson.edu to schedule training.

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System Requirements

Review the iLife System Requirements.

Additional iMovie® Resources

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Research & Articles

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