Increase iMovie 9 memory usage

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bearcatrp, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Anyway to make iMovie9 use more memory instead of swapping to virtual memory? I have 16gb ram and still get page outs. Not much but still would like iMovie to use available memory? My work flow is import avchd files from sony sr11 into iMovie 9>save>open iMovie HD and open the saved file>edit>burn. Getting about 20 mb in page outs. Suggestions besides using FCE or FCP.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Tempe, AZ
    iMovie is still a 32-bit application, which means it's going to limited to using 4GB of RAM per instance. This problem is not limited to iMovie, as FCE and FCP currently have the same restrictions.

    So to answer your question, you probably won't avoid page-outs on large projects that exceed 4GB of memory usage.

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