iMovie for Mac picks up 4K video editing support

Apple has updated iMovie for Mac, adding support for 4K editing and sharing, along with support for editing videos shot in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You can also import movies and trailers from iMovie for iPhone and iPad, and the Media View has been redesigned.

It should be noted that 4K video editing requires a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4GB of RAM. To play back 4K video in full resolution, you'll need an iMac with Retina display or Mac Pro connected to a 4K display. Here's everything that's new in iMovie 10.1:

  • Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible Mac computers (1)
  • Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action
  • Import movies and trailers from iMovie for iOS (version 2.2 and later), so you can start editing on an iOS device and finish on your Mac
  • Redesigned Media view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos
  • Projects view makes it easy to find and open your movies and trailers
  • Tabs in the Browser give you faster access to titles, backgrounds, transitions, and music while editing a movie
  • Option to hide Browser while editing a movie
  • 10 additional video filters from iMovie for iOS
  • View pixel-for-pixel 4K video while editing a movie on iMac with Retina 5K display

You can download iMovie for Mac from the Mac App Store now.