In addition to releasing updates for MobileMe iDisk and Find My iPhone yesterday, Apple also released an update to its iMovie app bringing it to version 1.1. With an initial release date in June, iMovie is fairly new to the App Store and was originally only compatible with the iPhone 4. Yesterday’s update adds compatibility with the 4th-generation iPod touch that was announced last week as well as some other new features:
- Ability to split video clips.
- Automatic music looping when video extends beyond music track.
- Scrub to preview clips in Video Browser.
- In-app Tips page that illustrates how to use key features.
- Updated Photos Browser with newest images at top.
- Mute badge to indicate video clips with audio disabled.
- Additional performance and reliability improvements.
The new iPod touch has a camera on the rear and a front-facing camera like the iPhone 4 and its rear camera is capable of capturing HD video. Unlike the iPhone 4, the iPod touch’s rear camera offers only about 1 megapixel resolution (960 x 720 pixels according to Apple’s specs), compared to the iPhone 4 rear camera’s 5 megapixel resolution.