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iMovie importing files: Sluggish.


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Hello, I have an old eMac with the following specifications:

eMac (2004)
Processor: 1.25 Ghz PowerPC G4
Memory: 1.25GB DDR 2700 SDRAM
Hard Drive: 40GB
External USB/Firewire 160GB Hard Drive
OS: Tiger OS X 10.4.10

Also with this Mac I have iMovie 6.03 installed and here is where the trouble begins. With my external Hard Drive, I moved some of my old DIVX files to my mac. However, for every minute of film it takes like about three minutes to import. I find this strange because on my Windows PC, importing clips on both Movie Maker 2 and Ulead VideoStudio 10 was almost instantaneous regardless if the clip was 3 minutes or 30 minutes. So I would like to ask is this normal with iMovie or is it a problem. If it is a problem do anyone have any suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks.
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iMovie converts the video to DV to edit; that's why it's taking so long. If you're only doing very basic editing, then you should probably find a program that will edit DIVX natively.
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iMovie converts the video to DV to edit; that's why it's taking so long. If you're only doing very basic editing, then you should probably find a program that will edit DIVX natively.
Oh okay, I understand is there anyway possible to stop it from doing that? Or is there any other program I can use that you know of? Thanks a lot.
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Or is there any other program I can use that you know of? Thanks a lot.
Lash out for Final Cut Express HD, a much better application, you will quickly outgrow iMovie anyway
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