13" MBP Video Editing Problems

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

  1. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    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?

  2. HarvJH macrumors newbie

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


    Jun 27, 2009
    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


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    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

    Jun 16, 2008
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    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.

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