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Best iMovie alternative or does iMovie still work on pre-High Sierra?

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Hi everyone!

I want to get into video editing and I'm definitely a beginner. Naturally, I figured I'd go with Apple's own iMovie, especially since I had heard many good things about it in the past and since it also has iOS versions.

Here comes the big however:

I'm on High Sierra 10.3.3 and after installing iMovie last week, it crashed right away and even after deleting the preferences file, as one possible resolution post suggested, I still had the same problem. I did a quick search and it appears that many other people are having the same issue.

I am using my MacBook Pro with the lid permanently closed and a Samsung 1080p monitor that's connected via a Satechi USB-C hub's HDMI port. I will be upgrading to a 32" 4K monitor soon, but for now it's the 1080p.

It is disappointing that this issue still exists a full SIX months and THREE point updates after High Sierra's initial release. My question now is whether to go back to 10.12.6 and try to work with iMovie or go with an entirely different video editing product.

I will probably be going back to Sierra 10.12.6 either way, but after reading several recent reviews on iMovie on the Mac App Store, it appears that iMovie has been neglected and deprecated by Apple for several releases now. Is this mostly true? Remember I'm a beginner in the video editing realm, so I'm not looking to Final Cut Pro anytime soon.

I was really hoping to keep it in the Apple family, but if iMovie on a previous version of macOS also has problems, I might as well start out with a different software product. Are there one or two that the video gurus amongst you can recommend and are there any that I should stay away from?

Thanks very much for your input. I appreciate you.

 


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