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.

Upgraded to Mavericks, new iMovie is choppy!


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
TonyBen

 
Member Since: Aug 03, 2011
Posts: 24
TonyBen is on a distinguished road

TonyBen is offline
I upgraded my late 2011 MBP to Mavericks and I was forced to upgrade to the new iMovie. It's very slow! I upgraded my memory to 8GB and it made it a little better but it's still choppy on playback.

Also, when iMovie is open, all my programs slow down.

Help!
QUOTE Thanks
Exodist

 
Exodist's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 26, 2012
Location: Agusan del Norte, Philippines
Posts: 713
Exodist is just really niceExodist is just really niceExodist is just really niceExodist is just really nice
Mac Specs: L2012 Mini, i7 2.6Ghz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, dual 23" LED Displays

Exodist is offline
Hmm.. Can you post the specs of your laptop.
Also check to see how much the CPU is getting used in the task manager before and after opening iMovie.
Also how much software do you have loading up at startup.

Cheers,
Joe


NEW!! Exodist Photography Video Blog
***If someone helps you, please don't forget to use the reputation system.***
QUOTE Thanks
TonyBen

 
Member Since: Aug 03, 2011
Posts: 24
TonyBen is on a distinguished road

TonyBen is offline
OS X Version 10.9.1
Processor: 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8GB
Graphics: Intel HD graphics 3000 512MB
320GB hard drive, 176GB free space

I can download video and when I play the video from the video library, it's fine. When I select a video clip and drag it to the editor to create a movie, the audio is fine but the video is choppy and lags the audio. I've had to use another computer with an older version of iMovie to create videos.

Tony.
QUOTE Thanks
Exodist

 
Exodist's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 26, 2012
Location: Agusan del Norte, Philippines
Posts: 713
Exodist is just really niceExodist is just really niceExodist is just really niceExodist is just really nice
Mac Specs: L2012 Mini, i7 2.6Ghz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, dual 23" LED Displays

Exodist is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exodist View Post
Hmm.. Can you post the specs of your laptop.
Also check to see how much the CPU is getting used in the task manager before and after opening iMovie.
Also how much software do you have loading up at startup.


Cheers,
Joe
Need the rest of the info my friend or were driving blind here..


NEW!! Exodist Photography Video Blog
***If someone helps you, please don't forget to use the reputation system.***
QUOTE Thanks
TonyBen

 
Member Since: Aug 03, 2011
Posts: 24
TonyBen is on a distinguished road

TonyBen is offline
Without iMovie running: 97% idle, 3% CPU usage.

iMovie reports CPU usage from 150% to over 200% when running video. When I run video from the video library, everything is good and CPU usage is about 120%. When running it from the clip I dragged to the editor to create a movie, it runs around 220%.

With iMovie open but not running clips or editing, CPU usage fluctuates from 80% to 170%.

Tony.
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 17,048
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyBen View Post
I upgraded my late 2011 MBP to Mavericks and I was forced to upgrade to the new iMovie.
Um, no.

Your old iMovie is still on your hard drive (unless you deleted it, obviously). It's been moved to a folder called "iMovie 9.0.9" (or whatever version you had before you downloaded and installed iMovie 10).

None of the iLife and iWork upgrades overwrote the previous versions. If you had them, then you still have them.

(for the record, my copy of iMovie 10 is working fine with no choppiness, but my point is that if you don't want to investigate what's going on with your copy of the new one, you can just carry on using the old one -- it works fine in Mavericks.)
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Video capture tools | Imovie help...HELP....help »
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
Mavericks, Bootable Drive and Snow Leopard Dogbreath OS X - Operating System 21 02-01-2014 10:47 PM
Technical question about preparing a 2007 iMac with Mavericks for resale douglerner OS X - Operating System 4 01-07-2014 01:24 AM
Preparing for clean install of Mavericks Dogbreath OS X - Operating System 5 01-01-2014 07:30 PM
iMovie '08 ... iDon't Like it... Do you? bryans83 OS X - Apps and Games 2 08-29-2007 06:53 PM
Help to load Imovie 5 on a G3 imac geofcoulson Movies and Video 3 04-29-2006 04:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.

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?