New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

Advice for skipping in iMovie


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Trolle

 
Member Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posts: 384
Trolle is on a distinguished road

Trolle is offline
I have a Macbook Pro, 2.4 GHz, 2GB with 10.6.3 and iMovie 09 (v8.0.6)

I have made a movie that is about 25 minutes long with imported iTunes music, a number of voiceovers, and effects, such as picture-in-picture and cut-aways. I experience often that the movie is choppy and that the effects never appear, the film just freezes for that portion.

Is it a lack of memory that is causing this?

I have my iTunes music on an eHDD and I have to first activate iTunes so that the song files in iMovie are "seen". I close everything else down when I run the movie or do a conversion in iMovie.
QUOTE Thanks
Oneironaut

 
Oneironaut's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posts: 1,319
Oneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really nice
Mac Specs: 21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB

Oneironaut is offline
Sounds like a memory problem to me, though I can't be sure. Try exporting the movie. I bet the effects appear fine in the final version. If not, then you'll know your problem is something else. But if you have a long video with many effects, it could also be working the graphics card really hard, and its integrated, not discrete like on other MBP models. Have you tried closing any other programs that might be using RAM or processing power?
QUOTE Thanks
xstep

 
xstep's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2005
Location: On the road
Posts: 3,231
xstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid

xstep is offline
Is the MacBoook Pro one with only integrated video? That would be all 13" models and the lower end of the newer 15" models.

You can check memory issues by using Activity Monitor. Click on the System Memory tab near the bottom and look to see if you have much free memory but especially if the 'Page outs' continue to climb. All of course while doing your video editing work.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
QUOTE Thanks
Trolle

 
Member Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posts: 384
Trolle is on a distinguished road

Trolle is offline
Thanks for the replies. I assume it's a memory problem. I don't know how to check if I have a MBP with an integrated card.

It's a MBP 15" from June 2009; purchased a few weeks before the current line was introduced. It's the one with a removable battery.
QUOTE Thanks
xstep

 
xstep's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2005
Location: On the road
Posts: 3,231
xstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid

xstep is offline
Sounds like you have this version introduced in October of 08'.

Use 'System Profiler' in the Utilities folder to review the 'Hardware' 'Graphics/Displays' entry. Compare that to the above links 'Video:' entry.

I believe that MBP needs to have the choice of video adapter set in system preferences and a reboot is required when changing it. I'm not sure how to tell which one is active, but you would want to use the 9600M when doing demanding imaging work. I'm vague on this because I don't have that model.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« ISRC Coding | 1st Music video edited with my new MacPro »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
settings advice in iMovie carrtunes Movies and Video 1 12-04-2009 04:20 PM
iMovie - Any advice on quality? yan03 Movies and Video 12 12-04-2009 03:24 AM
Need advice on iMovie versions rjroberts Movies and Video 0 02-13-2009 06:13 PM
Strange problem with timings on Quicktime and Imovie lamaclover Movies and Video 2 10-09-2008 08:08 PM
New to iMovie - need Camcorder advice ciscodelfuego Movies and Video 4 06-16-2007 01:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?