View Full Version : Video editing software for 10.6.8

11-23-2015, 01:53 AM
New guy here with a question right out of the chute. But first, thanks to all who make this forum possible. I'm not DEEPLY versed in Mac, although it's all I've ever used since the Power PC6100 days. So now that I need something beyond the basics, I feel very fortunate to have found this resource.

I've an iMac 24 (circa 2008) and run 10.6.8 Snow Leopard for reasons of several older programs that I love using and that don't run on anything newer than Snow Leopard. Given that OS environment, I now need to be able to edit and create some relatively simple videos for You Tube. I can't find any video editing software on my system, so I guess I need to download something to help with this task. I'd prefer something Apple, simple, and easy to use. I'm not looking for the latest, greatest software. I need video editing, laying a voice track over the edited video (it would be nice if recording a voice track separately, and editing it, was also a feature of the software), and dropping in a title page and some captions along the way.

What can you suggest that will work with my OS, and where can I find it? Free sounds good, but if it means buying some additional Apple software, that's fine, too. I'm going to have to make several of these basic videos, so it'll be a good investment. And if there's a Dummies book out there for the software, that much the better. I can relate.

Thanks in advance.

11-23-2015, 05:28 AM
How is it that you don't have iMovie on this machine? It came with the machine, and it's on your original system discs that came with the computer.

Also, if you're going to continue to run 10.6.8, your days of being safe on the Internet are over, and the security risk is growing. If you want to keep running 10.6.8, I'd take that machine offline from the net as soon as possible. I'd suggest that you take that machine offline and keep it around as a 10.6.8 machine, but in the meantime get a new(er) one that you can safely use online with the current OS version.

11-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Thanks, all. I think I found the answer. I bought the machine used, but with a fresh 10.6.8 install. However, there was no iMovie, nor did I even notice the fact, given that I've never needed it. Everyone ket telling me that it should have iMovie. So I checked both of the original OS 10.6 disks. No dice. Then the 10.68 update disc. Not there either. So I dug deep into the documentation, extra mice, extra keyboard, wireless pad, etc that came with the machine. There I found a box called iLife, and it includes iMovie. I've loaded it, and now I have to go find a book on how to use it.

11-23-2015, 02:32 PM
Now that you have that installed be sure to run Software Update to make sure that iMovie is as up-to-date as that version can get.

There are numerous online articles and videos available for each of the earlier versions of iMovie. Try putting the version number of that edition of iMovie into a search engine.