iMovie, wow, is really slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CubaTBird, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    here i am trying to edit 14 photos in iMovie and just adding simple effects or background music takes a lot of "rendering".. Apple seriously needs to improve the performance of this app... I couldn't even consider editing video with this. :eek:
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Do you have the latest version? I don't have any of those problems on my 1ghz Powerbook.
  3. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2002
    You are running it on an ibook, which I don't see running that well even with a G4 and full ram. I get lag in my G5 with After Effect until I added 2 more GB of ram. Even a powerbook it's really made to do video but doesn't mean you can't.

    Video requires a 7200 rpm speed drive. I think iBooks have 3400 rpm.
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    a 7200 RPM HD is not a requirement, but the faster the HD the better.

    And to the origional poster: judging by the fact that you put rendering in quotes I am guessing that you are not very familiar with video editing. So for your information all video editing applications have to render and all with take a similar amount of time to do so.

    Also be sure you don't have many other apps running at the same time you are rendering

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