Steve Jobs appeared today, in possibly one of the last appearances he may be attending to announce the impressive iPad 2. At the launch he announced that “We think 2011 is clearly going to be the year of iPad 2,” we hear at ScreenCrave agree, especially since the latest iPad comes with a new iMovie application for only $4.99 (beginning on March 11th with the release of the new iPad model), which makes making moves, once again, even easier.
That’s right, it just keeps getting better and better for all your creative, indie filmmakers with lots of great ideas and no money! Though iMovie is no Final Cut, for many it’s easier, more affordable, and in a number of ways more accessible to everyone. The latest application comes with nearly all the same feature as the OS X version. According the CrunchGear some of the latest additions include…
Precision editor, multitrack audio recording, new themes, AirPlay to Apple TV, and sharing of HD videos are just some of the features included.
I for one LOVE the new multitrack recording! Man would that have come in handy in the past!
If you’re looking to get things online fast, that’s no problem. Not only does it have faster speeds, but it also has an easy to use and instant video sharing support includes YouTube, FaceBook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes.
According to Wired who was at the launch, the new iPad is not only “33 percent thinner” and faster that than the old iPad, the lighting on it is also much better which is a GREAT help for all your editors out there. Check out some of the other cool features that may help you with your movie making:
iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time.
And if you’re more into watching films than making them, of if you’re a filmmaker looking for a way to get your film seen, the iPad has plenty to offer…
The iTunes Store gives iPad users access to the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 14 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and over 10,000 films including over 3,500 in stunning high definition video.
My film Do Not Disturb will be available on the iPad in May and obviously only time will tell, but it’s very exciting to see if iPad actually help or not. One thing is for sure, I’ll be able to tell you soon. I personally think it’s a great way for people to find new and emerging filmmakers, but we’ll have to wait and see!
Another amazing addition which may help all the editors out there but also a number of musicians is the outstanding features that comes with the new iPad Garageband. Jobs wasn’t kidding when he said “This is no toy… This is something you can use for real work.” There are even better games!
It seems as if that’s very much an overall trait of the new iPad, the quality of everything is being raised to where you could (depending on what you’re working on and making) actually work from this device not just use it to score the internet.
It’ll be available March 11 for $4.99.
Here are some great sources for more from iMovie and Garageband on the new iPad 2!
What do you all think out there? Are you interested in the new iMovie application for the iPad 2?
Watch the new iPad 2 promo video now: