MLC Digital Media Lab - has Final Cut Pro Studio X, Adobe Creative Suite 6, and iMovie. Important: you may want to bring an external drive, or a large USB drive to save files.
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iMovie version - 10.x - (Purple Star icon)
If you have a newer Mac, or upgraded to Mavericks or Yosemite, you should have this version of iMovie, which is the newest. This is the version on MLC 369 Mac Laptops, and DML Macs.
If you got a Mac that came with iLife '11, you probably have this version of iMovie. This is an older edition (2011) that has different menus and screens. You may want to upgrade to iMovie 10.
Final Cut requires a steeper learning curve, but it gives you professional-level control, and allows you to work with multiple audio and video tracks. You can layer tracks.
Adobe Premiere Elements CS6
Where to save
An external drive is the best option. However, you can save video files to a USB as long as each individual file is under 4G in size. This is size limitation of the FAT32 system on many USB drives. You can erase and reformat a drive to something other than FAT32 using Mac Disc Unitilies.
Laptops in the technology lending program are "wiped" after each use, so the information will not be retained after you turn in the machine.
How to save
iMovie does not have a "save as" function for unfinished projects. This is because iMovie was designed to be on one person's individual computer, and autosaves to it. There are a few strategies for saving an unfinished project.