I recently updated iMovie because it promised support for high-resolution and high-framerate videos. After updating, though, I discovered that I would have to update past OS X Mavericks to actually get the update with this support. So I grudgingly updated to macOS Sierra, missing El Capitan by a couple of weeks. The end result is:
- My battery life has plummeted, and the recharge time has skyrocketed.
- My Safari was automatically updated, which I had specifically been avoiding because the new Safari UI is garbage.
- The on-screen volume control indicator is now completely opaque rather than mostly transparent, which is great
if I want to adjust the volume while watching something!
- Sticky Keys no longer recognizes a single push for clicking; previously I could hit the command button and then click a link to open the link in a new tab, but it no longer recognizes this as a command-click.
But at least it allowed me to update to the latest iMovie with all those cool features, right?
- iMovie no longer allows custom title fades, so every bit of text will fade in and fade out in the exact same way.
- iMovie no longer supports 4:3 exports, so if you want to make a 4:3 video you have to export it in 16:9 with black bars on the sides.
- iMovie no longer allows you to simply highlight portions of the timeline, taking away an easy way to delete portions of a clip.
- iMovie no longer has little pop-up windows for the clip editing features, instead sticking them all in a little bar over the playback window. So I can't even easily tell how many of those survived the update.
So yeah, if Bfa Plays ends up looking a little different and weird for the rest of its run, that's why.
And if I never want to update my software or OS again, that's also why.
e: GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Turns out the update didn't overwrite the old iMovie, just replaced it. The old version is still available to use, it's just not immediately obvious. So only today's episode will look weird.