Apple has released an update for iMovie to version 10.1. The update adds support for 4K and 1080/60p video editing.
New features in iMovie 10.1 include:
- Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible Mac computers
- 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
4K video editing in iMovie comes at a cost of processor and RAM. To export a 4K video from iMovie, it requires a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4 GB RAM. Additionally, full-resolution 4K playback is supported on iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or later) when connected to a 4K display.
The update is available via the Mac App Store.