13" MBP Video Editing Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bubbagumpshrimp, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    #1
    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with imovie 09 running sluggish and crashing with the MBP 13"? With what I have, what can I do to better my experience with video editing? Would increasing my ram from 2GB to 4GB make a significant difference?

    Thanks
     
  2. HarvJH macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    #2
    I don't really use it but if you're serious about editing get Final Cut Pro :D
     
  3. anthonyramos84 macrumors newbie

    anthonyramos84

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    #3
    But Final Cut Pro uses much much more resources than iMovie! :rolleyes:

    As with iMovie being sluggish, are you editing a huge HD movie file? if that is the case, then it really might be slowing down your system. If not, there is a chance that you might have some RAM issues which is causing iMovie to fail.
     
  4. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    #4
    most likely the HD content would be lagging down. or maybe your running too many high-resource required applications at the sametime.

    i would suggest upgrading your RAM, there isn't a time where RAM never improves your lagging in programs
     
  5. bubbagumpshrimp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    #5
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Thanks for the commments. I've been editing HD video which I'm sure gets heavy on my MBP. Sounds like I'll have to get 4gb of ram. I only hope that it makes a big difference.
     

Share This Page