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iMovie for iPad 2Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the iMovie application for the iPad 2 which brings the popular video editing program to the tablet. The price will be $4.99 when the iPad 2 ships on March 11, 2011.
So, there's two apps we're introducing today and the first one is iMovie for iPad, and we have a long history of video editing. We are the largest supplier of video-editing software in the world, we think, and iMovie for iPad is in that tradition. It's got a precision editor on it, multitrack audio recording. This is not a toy. You can really edit movies on this thing. It's got new themes. You can airplay your video right to Apple TV from the application. You can share your videos in HD with some really popular sites, and it's a universal app, so we will also running the iPhone. -When we start at the app, you can see a really nice new homescreen with the all-time theater, really gorgeous display here. You can see each of your projects has its won little poster. There's a thumbnail of the movie, and the poster is based on the theme that's in the project and you can just scroll back and forth between these. It Works great in portrait. It also works really nice in landscape, and this looks really great on the retina display of the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch as well. Let's go ahead and do a little bit of editing. So, I'm gonna scroll down here. Now, I can actually use-- there's a camera button on the right that I can use--- use the camera of the iPad 2 to record directly in the timeline, or I can go from my video bin. I can just press and hold on a clip and I can skim my finger back and forth to take a look at the video before it's been placed in the timeline, or I can just tap on a clip, and then I get two handles. So, I can actually choose the segment of the video that I wanna put in. Then, we have two different clips here. I'll put it in the piece of that one, select the second clip. Another shot of that girl going in the water. So, we'll pick kind of corresponding position there, tap that, drops into the timeline and we gotta cross this all between. If we wanna do a more precise edit, for the iPad 2, we have a precision editor, so I can do a reverse pinch apart, bring up the precision editor, and now I can see all the content of the clip on the left before and after the edit, and all the content for the clip on the right. I also have full control over the transition. I can double tap, and we can set that to none so that'll make a cut. I can press and hold on the top dot and that allows me to choose the point within that video where we wanna end. So, we'll pick a spot kinda where she goes out over the water, then I can press and hold on the lower dot and do the same thing. So, we can make this kinda look like just a cut in the same shot. I can press and hold on the center dot as well, and I can roll the edit. I can add into track frame from both sides simultaneously. When I wanna take a look, we just back up a little bit and hit "play." Really easy them to keep going and adjust your edit to get things just the way that you want, and with the pinch we close it up.