Apple iLife 08
- In iPhoto, Events organises photos for you; GarageBand gives you the ability to record multiple takes within a specific marked section of a song; iWeb '08 has the ability to add 'widgets' to your Web pages; iWeb '08 is both versatile and impressively easy to use
- iMovie looks more crowded and complicated than before; iMovie isn't user-friendly; there is nothing genuinely new about iDVD
On the whole, we have very few criticisms of iLife. As ever, it represents superb value for money and the new versions of iPhoto, GarageBand and even iWeb are impressive (barring a few iWeb glitches of which you need to be aware). Even the minor upgrade to iDVD is worth having. iMovie '08, however, sticks out like a sore thumb. It may indeed offer a new approach to video-editing, but that doesn't alter the fact that -- in its current form, at least -- it simply isn't ready to act as a replacement for iMovie '06. Hopefully future iterations of this program will bring it up to scratch -- and at least it doesn't erase the old version when you install it.
Price$ 99.00 (AUD)
iDVD is boring
Looking at the new iMovie and iWeb -- not to mention products such as Apple TV -- it's obvious that Apple is now focusing on enabling us to get involved in Web 2.0-style creation -- using the Internet for sharing and viewing video, rather than burning videos onto something as quaint and old-fashioned as a DVD disk. As a result, iDVD has rather been somewhat overlooked this time around.
The one key improvement is the program's performance -- it definitely feels faster and more responsive when editing or previewing your DVDs, even on a humble Mac mini. Apple also says that it has improved the program's video processing to provide professional level video quality.
There are some new themes and buttons for designing your DVD menus, and the Drop Zone Editor has been tidied up so that you can add multiple pictures or video clips to your menus more quickly. But that's about it -- the improved performance is welcome, but there's nothing genuinely new in here. Which is a shame.
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