2018 Macbook Pro and iMovie

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sdahe, Jun 12, 2019 at 7:57 PM.

  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Hello,

    I got a new 2018 Macbook Pro a months back and today I got the opportunity to do a video editing with it. Im not an expert in video editing so I used iMovie. I notice that the computer was having a hard time working with the videos. I thought this new laptop would manage iMovie like a champ but it wasn't like that.. is this normal?.. or I need a more powerful computer?.. Can't imagine working with Final Cut Pro...

    My specs:
    Macbook Pro 15" 2018
    Processor - 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory - 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Graphic - Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
     
  2. MacRS4 macrumors regular

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    That machine should handle that sort of video work just fine tbh tbh. Do you know what format the original video source is?
     
  3. MSastre macrumors 6502

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    What size is your hard drive, how much free space is on it, and what is the video format? iMovie should not be a problem.
     
  4. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    HD is 256gb solid state
    Free Space 210gb
    Video format - Video from an iPhoneX
    --- Post Merged, Jun 13, 2019 at 7:11 AM ---
    Out of an iPhone X
     
  5. MSastre macrumors 6502

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    Did you try importing your footage from iPhoto or iCloud? Much better to connect your iPhone directly to your MBP and import your video that way.
     
  6. 537635 macrumors 6502a

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    Have exactly the same config, but with 512GB. FCPX runs without any problems. Something isn't right here.

    BTW, a 15'' should have a separate graphics card. Did you somehow disable yours?
     
  7. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I can I check if its disable or enable?
     
  8. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    When you ask your machine to do something, it’s going to do it as fast as it can. You’re not telling it how urgent your tasks are. If it drive drive the horses hard, it will.


    You don’t make any mention of what specifically you’re doing in iMovie that is making it work hard.

    Have you tried monitoring it in Activity Monitor?
     
  9. 537635 macrumors 6502a

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    This is true, yet with the 15'' it doesn't really matter. ANYTHING you throw at it, should work without stutter. Maybe a bit slower, but I have yet to see the interface getting sluggish on this machine.
     

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