My First Effort with iMovie on the iPad 2

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iPad multitasking & rapid app switching demo, edited in iMovie on the iPad Dos.


I’ve been wanting to play around with iMovie on the iPad ever since it was released around 10 days ago. Last night I finally got a chance to give it a little go while also catching up on March Madness a bit on TV. As in, I was trying it out while lazing around on the couch watching hoops.

I just took a video I’d uploaded straight from my iPhone a few months back and added a few bits to it: title and sign-off pages, and a background track mostly. Apologies for my apparent extreme prejudice against the final letter ‘d’ on rapid on the title page. I didn’t notice that until it was too late.

So obviously I didn’t do a whole lot with this – nowhere near as cool as what @rstephens managed with his breaking news video -  but the bits I did I found easy to do without interrupting my couch lounging. I am always a clod with anything involving photo and video, but I have to say I’m impressed with how easy iMovie is to use on the iPad. I’m really looking forward to getting to know it more and using it more.

Have you tried out iMovie on the iPad yet? If so, please let us know what you think of it – and feel free to send in your videos that put my efforts to shame. Smile

Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “My First Effort with iMovie on the iPad 2”

  1. I’m not sure if you noticed, but an iMovie made on the iPad2 and emailed to an iPhone or another iPad2 can’t be saved in the camera roll from email. It doesn’t matter what resolution the movie is saved (720p HD or the two lower resolution alternatives).

    Also, if you attempt to play the movie from email (either iPhone or iPad2) and use AirPlay to display it on AppleTV, only the audio plays. AppleTV doesn’t play the video.

    Finally if you save the movie to iPhoto while tethered to the iPad2, the movie will save and play, but iPhoto wont show a thumbnail. These seem like basic incompatibilities that should not occur across Apple platforms. Is the iPad2 missing a codec?

  2. Greatly disappointed by the lack of communication between devices.

    Anything i’ll want to cut on iMovie will be shot on my iPhone, yet the only way to get the video across is to plug it into iTunes. I purchase Air Sharing HD expecting to solve this problem but with no luck as iMovie doesn’t allow the “open in…” command.


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