iMovie adds some iLife to the iPad 2

iMovie's latest update is making its way to the iPad 2, and it looks better than ever.

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For those who have been longing for iLife-quality apps on the iPad, iMovie just might be the start of something special. The new iMovie app demoed at today's iPad 2 event looks like it will deliver something significantly more advanced than the disappointing iMovie app for the iPhone 4.

The app will support multitrack audio recording, same-timeline scrubbing and clipping, gesture support, and even a waveform editor for audio. A voice-over track can be added via the iPad's built-in microphone.

Instant video sharing support includes YouTube, FaceBook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes. The app also supports AirPlay for direct streaming to an Apple TV, and has a built-in set of themes, like its Mac iLife big brother.

The new iMovie app be available March 11 for $4.99, and will be a universal app that will support the iPhone 4, 4th-generation iPod Touch and iPad 2.

Now that this and GarageBand are finally heading to the iPad, when will iPhoto make its way over?

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Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired, Esquire.com, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.

 

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