Apple Offers iMovie as Free Download for PowerBook and Power Mac G4 Users
Apple Continues to Lead Desktop Movie Making Revolution
CUPERTINO, California-April 28, 2000-Reinforcing its lead in the desktop
video revolution, Apple today announced that iMovie, its groundbreaking
video editing software, is now available as a free download for its
PowerBook and Power Mac G4 users.
“In seven months, iMovie has become the most popular video editing software
in the world,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Due to popular demand, we’re
bringing this amazing Apple software to a wider range of Mac users, at no
iMovie was introduced in October 1999 and has earned rave reviews as the
easiest to use video editing software ever, allowing users to create their
own pro-quality movies. iMovie comes preinstalled on all iMac DV and iMac
DV Special Edition systems, and will now be available to all PowerBook and
Power Mac G4 users as a free download at www.apple.com/imovie.
With iMovie, users can import video from a digital video camcorder directly
into their FireWire-enabled iMac DV, iMac DV Special Edition, Power Mac G4
or PowerBook, rearrange clips and add special effects like cross-dissolves
and scrolling titles. Completed iMovies can be stored on the computer, as
* transferred back to a camcorder for viewing on a standard TV or VHS
* saved as a QuickTime file and emailed to family members or friends;
* streamed from a personal web site built using HomePage, one of Apple’s
four iTools available at www.apple.com; or
* shared over the Internet in a public folder via iDisk, another of Apple’s
iTools that provides 20 megabytes of personal Internet-based storage on
Apple’s Internet Servers.
Availability and System Requirements
iMovie is immediately available in North America as a free download from
Apple’s web site, www.apple.com/imovie. A CD version is also available for
US$19.99 by calling 1-800-293-6617. System requirements include: a Power
Mac G4 or PowerBook with built-in FireWire; Mac OS 9.0.4; QuickTime 4.1;
64 MB of RAM; and a 4- to 6-pin FireWire cable to connect a digital
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