Apple’s own video-editing software, iMovie, can now support 3840 x 2160 videos and use the iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch in its recent update. This is according to the application’s download page on the iTunes Store.
The iMovie update 2.2 is a major one, containing new features which optimizes the app for the iPad Pro and iPhone 6s. The latest iPhone models – set to be released on September 25th – are able to record 4k videos (Ultra High Definition) with its newly-fitted 12 MP camera. This means iMovie will be able to edit footage taken by the new iPhone. It will also allow users to create 1080p movies at 60 frames a second on the yet to be released devices.
User interfaces have also been tweaked, particularly for the iPad Pro. The enhanced interface includes a full-height Media Browser along with a pixel-for-pixel 1080 HD viewer. Users will also have the ability to hide it, allowing them to free up editing space for hassle-free movie-making.
The iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch feature – which uses pressure-sensing technology – is also supported. According to the iMovie’s description, it will allow users to hastily start a new project straight from the Home screen.
The full list of updates is as follows:
• Create and share films at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible iOS devices
• Create and share films with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action
• Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to quickly start a new film right from the Home Screen
• Desktop-class performance on iPad Pro with the ability to edit multiple streams of 4K video and use shortcuts with the Smart Keyboard
• Enhanced interface on iPad Pro with full-height Media Browser and pixel-for-pixel 1080 HD Viewer
• Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit films quickly
• Option to hide Media Browser while editing a film
• Option to disable Ken Burns animation on a photo
• Redesigned Project Details view lets you watch films and trailers before opening them
• Redesigned Video view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos on iPad
• Improved Inspector controls with easy-to-read text labels on iPad
• Support for Slide Over and Split View when multitasking with the iMovie Extension for Photos
• Redesigned Audio browser in the iMovie Extension lets you easily browse and hear music
• Performance and stability improvements
• Support for Canadian French, Hindi and Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)
iMovie is available for download on the App Store for $4.99. Existing users can avail the new update for free.