Is iMovie Good? [2024 Updated!]🤔

Due to the features and app's exclusivity to other OS, people often wonder, Is iMovie good? This post answers your question with all the necessary details to let you know how to approach video editing on iMovie as a YouTuber/TikTok User/Beginner.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Feb 04, 2024

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Whether you want to edit videos for YouTube or any other social media platform, iMovie is the most recommended, especially for Apple users. Apple itself builds the app, and it is entirely free.

While users may boast about the platform, the app falls amidst the theory that it is complex for beginners and simple for advanced users. And its exclusivity to users beyond the Apple ecosystem makes an average user wonder, is iMovie good?

Is iMovie Good or Not?

Let us look at the iMovie review through its functionalities.

🚩Video Editing

Users can edit video clips with various effects and functionalities. You can trim, crop, add transitions, color grading, etc. You can work on simultaneous clips to mix up the timelines and add transitions. You can add texts, create presets and text overlays, and it has many pre-designed templates with customizable options to make it unique for yourself.

iMovie Video Editing Interface

🚩Screen Recording

Many do not know, but iMovie can also record your screen or webcam video and lets you edit video and audio on the app itself. You can also create trailers, app previews, YouTube videos, and social media clips.

🚩Audio Editing

A video is only good if its audio is good, too. On iMovie, you can work on your audio by increasing, decreasing, changing the speed, and adding beats. You will also get audio effects like fade-in and fade-out to enhance the overall output. The best part is you can mute the recording audio and add custom background music with multiple royalty-free voices on the platform.

🚩Templates and Effects

iMovies comes with different templates, visual effects, and themes to make your videos look beautiful and classy. The app keeps on adding new effects and transitions to enhance the audio and video. All of these are limited compared to the advanced apps but will do the job as per your needs.

🚩Importing and Exporting

Apple has different versions for both iOS and macOS, but you can import and export videos from one version to another. Even if you want to export to other advanced apps, iMovie allows you to do it. You can export videos in multiple formats, including HD and 4K resolution videos.

Here's a list of the pros and cons of iMovie:


  • Seamless integration with Apple devices
  • Basic video editing software for YouTube and Social Media
  • Templates, themes, and video and audio effects
  • Learning Resources from Apple, like tutorials and guides


  • Limited Advanced editing features
  • Exclusivity from other OS and devices is a big disadvantage
  • Limited customization options
  • Quality issues while exporting or compressing the videos

Is iMovie Good for YouTube Editing?

It's definitely good for YouTube editing if you are new. And if you wish to use it to make professional videos, you may find it underwhelming.  YouTubers with millions of followers use advanced programs, but iMovie is still the most used editing platform for YouTube and is completely free.

If you want to make a vlog or make an instructional video with screen recording, the necessary steps are to record, trim, edit, and apply effects to get it ready. If you are in the Apple ecosystem, you can enjoy even more benefits.

YouTube Video in iMovie

Is iMovie Good for TikTok?

Yes, iMovie can help you club two intertwined videos effortlessly to make a video for the platform.

And even more, this app has the features to create PIPs, cut videos, and record voiceovers to make your TikToks even more attractive. If you are into lip-sync videos, you can directly record on the app and add songs or videos to upload on the platform directly.

If you are into making creative TikToks, there are templates, themes, filters, and special effects to do it all in one place. Until or unless you want advanced editing, iMovie is good for TikTok, too.

TikTok Video in iMovie

Is iMovie Good for Beginners?

Even though iMovie is touted as an entry-level editing software for beginners, it still requires a learning curve. If you are one of those beginners, EaseUS RecExperts will definitely do the job. Download the official version from the button below!

EaseUS RecExperts is a dedicated screen recorder with an inbuilt video editor. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows devices. It captures your Mac screen in various modes and offers features to churn out videos of the highest quality.

You can schedule recordings, capture encrypted videos, and export them in various file formats. Also, offers a free screenshot tool to capture your moments on screen.

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Key Features of EaseUS RecExperts:

  • Record multiple screens on Mac for users
  • Offers the ability of webcam overlays while recording
  • An inbuilt video editor and cutter to edit videos
  • Supports audio recording and AI noise reduction
  • Get screen recordings of 4K/8K resolution and 144 fps

Is iMovie Good FAQs

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on if iMovie is good. If you have similar queries, I hope this will help you.

1. Do people still use iMovie?

Yes, YouTubers with millions of fans use expensive programs to edit videos. But for novice and mid-range users, this is still the go-to option with good enough features to make professional videos, trailers, or title presets.

2. Is iMovie as good as Final Cut?

No, Final Cut is way more refined in detailing and customizability. If we take ease of use and interface, iMovie is way more straightforward than its counterpart. As it goes, iMovie is designed for beginners, and Final Cut is for advanced users with many more features and details.

3. Do any YouTubers use iMovie?

Yes, iMovie is in the top 3 YouTube Video editors list. However, it is not the best one, but it is good enough to make short videos, basic YouTube editing, and crisp videos. If you are on your own for video editing, iMovie should be your go-to for YouTube Videos.

4. Why is iMovie quitting?

iMovie is definitely not quitting, but reports of the video editing app cashing frequently have been reported. It is a common issue, but you can restart your device or update the app and firmware to see if the issue resolves. If nothing works, contact customer care to get the app back on track.


iMovie is Apple's video editor for its users. It has been around for quite some time with a lot of developments. Is iMovie good? Yes, but the app hangs around in the middle, leaving ample room for debate.

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