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Editing Video On An iBook? Seriously?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

evoibAs with its predecessor, the new iBook is a great portable editing machine and is improved with its new 500MHz speed. For a laptop, this machine is quite small and inexpensive (ranging from $1,299 to $1,799 MSRP). Its integration with the FireWire technology, inclusion of QuickTime 4.12, and its latest version of iMovie 2.03 make it an easy-to-use and inexpensive video-editing solution.

It should be noted that iMovie2 is bundled free with all iBooks (and iMacs) and can be purchased to run on any G3 and G4 machine. On older machines, OS 9.1 and QT 4.12 are recommended. However, iMovie2 is not OSX ready yet.

The iMovie 2.03 GUI is a pleasure to use. (For an in-depth review, see Tony Gomez’s article in February 2001 C&CV.). It has four working areas: At top left is the Main Viewing window for viewing your edits; at top right, the Shelf Window for acquiring your …