Technology giant Apple has updated the iMovie application for iOS, adding HDR support before the iPhone 12 series comes out.
Dolby Vision HDR, one of the highlights of iPhone 12 Pro, allows you to shoot at up to 60 frames per second with rich shadows and details. Now the iMovie app has received a new update that supports HDR. You can now view, edit, and share HDR videos directly from your “Photos” library, even on older iPhones than Apple’s latest flagship devices. The feature will also be available to you if you own one of these devices; second-generation iPhone SE, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X or higher, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad (7th generation) or higher, iPad Air 3 or higher, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro or higher.
Also, at the top of the “Share” page, you’ll find a new options button that offers resolution, frame rate and HDR options when you want to share a file. But if you want to import and share 4K videos at 60 FPS, you need to have Apple’s newer devices. In addition to the devices listed above, if you have iPhone 7 and above and iPad 6 and above, you will also be able to take advantage of this feature.
The content of the new update is not just HDR support. Other features introduced with this update include new animated titles, slide, split and double color chromatic, the ability to add plain, gradient and patterned backgrounds to your movie, and a slider you can use to adjust the intensity of the filters you use.
Apple has also released an update for GarageBand on iPhone and iPad, according to information also on 9to5Mac. GarageBand’s new features include the ability to start an audio recording by pressing the app icon on the home screen or a much longer song length.
Note that the new update is ready to download for the devices we mentioned above.