New iLife Update May be Set for August

| Rumor

Should the latest rumors prove to be accurate, Apple is prepping to launch iLife 11 next month on August 7. Some of the big changes said to be included with the new version of Apple’s multimedia and creativity suite include 64-bit compatibility and a new “mystery application,” according to Mac4Ever.

Apparently iLife 11 will include a completely redesigned iWeb application, updates for iPhoto’s Faces and Places features, tighter integration with social network services, and beta Faces and Places support MobileMe gallery. The rumor also claims Apple will be dropping iDVD from the iLife suite.

iLife 09, the current version of the iLife suite, includes iMovie, iDVD, Garageband and iPhoto.

Apple isn’t confirming that a major iLife update is on the way, so consider Mac4Ever’s report as just a rumor until an official announcement comes from Cupertino.

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Comments

geoduck

Yay!

aardman

Woud be a big mistake to drop iDVD.

Gary Bibby

Oh no!  they can’t drop iDVD yet - many (incl me) still use it to make photo DVDs etc for older relatives.

geoduck

You know it’s weird.
I’ve never used iDVD. I’ve looked at it. I’ve played with it. I’ve even tried to do a couple of test disks. But I never could figure out how to make it work. Normally it’s painfully obvious how to use Apple software. For some reason though I’ve got this blind spot with iDVD and I just can’t make it do anything. iWEB, iTunes, iPhoto, even iMovie work great. I just can’t get my head around iDVD and I don’t have a clue why.

Lee Dronick

I am with Geoduck on iDVD. I use it occasionally, but each time I have to just about learn again from scratch. A “Missing Manual” would help.

If they are going to 86 iDVD, maybe they will roll it in with iMovie.

geoduck

OK good. I thought I was the only one.
Rolling the DVD function into iMovie would make a lot of sense, as long as they keep the iMovie interface.

cb50dc

I thought I was the only one.

Definitely not a Lone Ranger, geo. Even before I read Sir Harry’s response, I was about to tell you I don’t quite grok it either. I just don’t have use for it.

Mind you, being in my company on this isn’t much of anything to add to one’s r?sum

Lee Dronick

Mind you, being in my company on this isn?t much of anything to add to one?s r?sum?.

I wouldn’t be a member of any club that would have me as a member. wink

As with Gary Bibby I use iDVD mostly for making slide show disks, but I have used it for some video. Anyway I have been half kicking around the idea of getting Final Cut Express. No hurry on that, but I should at least wait and see what shakes out in the way of a new iLife.

cb50dc

alf kicking around the idea of getting Final Cut Express.

Did that a few months ago. Tinkered maybe 6-8 hours in it, created a couple of little things to make sure I could get the main operations for when I need ‘em. It does provide bits of control that I want beyond iMovie.

Let’s START a club of people that wouldn’t have each other as members.

Hm, no, wait… I have to think about that. (logical flaw infinite loop, 404 not found, #&%&^#!~

Lee Dronick

Let?s START a club of people that wouldn?t have each other as members.

Hm, no, wait? I have to think about that. (logical flaw infinite loop, 404 not found, #&%&^#!~

The Breakfast Club?

Do you think that Final Cut Express is worth the money for a professional amateur videographer? Should I just put the money away for Final Cut Pro?

davidneale

Can I please not join the club? I use iDVD only occasionally, and each time it’s like opening a box of mysteries. I’m sure great things can be done with it, but I just don’t get it. Well, not 100%. Er, not 75%. Er?

cb50dc

Should I just put the money away for Final Cut Pro?

“Professional amateur” grin  I get your idea, as I’m probably a couple of steps below that ? maybe advanced amateur.

I’ll have to defer to the professional professionals to offer more perspective on that. Just a comparison chart doesn’t help me much, because I don’t know what all the features can DO. I did find this page especially helpful for its plain-language elaboration:

http://michaelmistretta.com/2008/final-cut-express-vs-final-cut-pro/

HTH.

cb50dc

Can I please not join the club?

Submit the paperwork. I’m sure we can arrange something officially refusing you. :D

Lee Dronick

I?ll have to defer to the professional professionals to offer more perspective on that. Just a comparison chart doesn?t help me much, because I don?t know what all the features can DO. I did find this page especially helpful for its plain-language elaboration:

http://michaelmistretta.com/2008/final-cut-express-vs-final-cut-pro/

Thanks for the link, it had some good info and helped me make the decision that Final Cut Express will meet my needs for quite a while. I like his style and bookmarked his site and will visit it frequently. I liked his comment on the webpage “Congratulations on making it to the footer. You’re either a really good scroller or actually enjoy some of the things I have to say.”

cb50dc

“Congratulations on making it to the footer.”

He had a footer?

Oh. Eh.

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