PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2000

iMovie Downloads Top 150,000 in First Week

Apple’s Groundbreaking Video Editing Software a Hit with PowerBook and Power Mac G4 Customers

CUPERTINO, California—May 9, 2000—Apple® today announced that downloads of its iMovie™ video editing software for PowerBook® and Power Mac™ G4 customers have topped 150,000 during the first week it was made available at no charge on www.apple.com.
“Apple’s iMac DV models, with their bundled easy-to-use iMovie video editing software, have been a huge hit with almost one million consumers and educators around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Now, iMovie is an instant hit with 150,000 Power Mac G4 and PowerBook customers too.”
iMovie software lets Mac® users create their own pro-quality movies. Users can import video from a digital video camcorder directly into their FireWire®-enabled iMac™ DV, iMac DV Special Edition, Power Mac G4 or PowerBook, and rearrange clips and add special effects like cross-dissolves and scrolling titles. Finished iMovies can be stored on the computer, transferred back to a camcorder for viewing on a standard TV or VHS videotape, or shared with friends and family via a personal website built using HomePage, one of Apple’s iTools which enables users to instantly build their own website hosted by Apple.
Availability and System Requirements
iMovie is available in North America as a free download from Apple’s website, www.apple.com/imovie. A CD version is also available for US$19.99 by calling 1-800-293-6617. System requirements include: a Power Mac G4 or PowerBook with built-in FireWire; Mac® OS 9.0.4; QuickTime™ 4.1; 64 MB of RAM; and a 4-to 6-pin FireWire cable to connect a digital camcorder.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970’s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980’s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
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