The iLife '08 upgrade is getting my Irish up. And I'm not even all that Irish.
Here's my knee-jerk review of that of the '08 upgrade that I've experienced so far: Garage Band looks slightly different, and maybe has a few new loops in it. I will say right now, if the $500 weren't an obstacle, I'd get the Garage Band loop bonus package tomorrow, with thousands more loops, and I'd disappear in Garage Band like a lonely little turtle into a shimmering pond. None of you would see my face for weeks -- but then I'd emerge, beyond the pale (if I may) and perhaps a little lacking in muscle tone and social skills, but sharing of musical gifts so awesome, none of you would begrudge me a few missed pre-arranged social obligations.
iMovie, however, is like an entirely different program post-upgrade, and I don't actually know how to make a damn movie with it any more. I spent all day out on my bike getting footage for a new project, and hunched over my MacBook writing some new music, and iMovie with the '08 upgrade is severely hindering my creativity.
I seriously hate this right now. I just want to edit, in a way consistent with what the program was before, a quick little urban bioclip, and this upgrade is making every one of my instincts moot. What the hell? I can't speed up clips and boost the contrast? Please don't do all the thinking for me, program, I had this figured out before. CRAP!
I need an Apple tutor. I know this glorious little white machine can help me bring more beauty to the masses, but I need a few pointers between here and there.