The iMovie app is a powerful app for making newscasts. However, today I'm going to talk about the challenges I had.
One is the touch sensitivity nature of it. Often when I want to trim the video clip, it will simply pick up the clip as if I want to move it to a new location. It takes repeated attempts and deftness to get the app to trim on the first try. Having used more powerful video editing software on PCs, I can see why professionals would not use the iPad for serious video editing. For students or enthusiasts who want to create something quite professional-looking quite quickly, it can be a useful tool. However, for more features and detailed control with a mouse, a computer-based program is still superior.
Despite that one major issue, iMovie was good at splitting video clips, adding titles (but typing slowly), adding music and sound effects and transitions.
Daniel H. Lee
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