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iMovie has seen a lot of changes over the past few years, but the current version is the most advanced yet.

Borrowing heavily from Final Cut Pro X (or perhaps it was the other way round), Apple's consumer level video editing package is packed with easy to use features previously only available on the high end video apps.

This first part of a short series takes you through the basics of iMovie from scratch, and leads off with a look at creating trailers - short, professionally produced videos with a punch.

I also take a look at a brand new feature for iMovie - iMovie Theater - a way to distribute your clips and videos via iCloud to all your Macs, iOS devices and Apple TV.

In next week's show, I'll be taking a look at creating your own movie projects.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Introduction to iMovie
  • User Interface
  • iPhoto Library
  • Events & Projects
  • iMovie Libraries
  • Importing Video
  • Organising Clips
  • Sharing Clips
  • iMovie Trailers
  • iMovie Theater

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Doug Layne

The previous version iMovie had an "Archive All" feature. I used this feature to import and save the original files from my Sony HandyCam HDR-SD11 to a hard drive before I would import to iMovie. How do I do this now? Is it necessary?

Hi Doug, Looks like this feature has now been removed. Best keep a copy of the old iMovie around!

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