Help! Huge iMovie project won't export properly

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 2 ROWDY, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. 2 ROWDY macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010

    The project:

    I've been working on a auto racing DVD in iMovie for about two months now. It is about 1 hour 20 minutes long with each clip ranging from 5 to 20 seconds. I used multiple transitions and titles, as long as background music.

    The problem:

    I exported the movie in HD. It took about 8 hours to export. (Seems normal for a hour+ project). The first 10 minutes seem to play perfect but after that the audio doesn't match up with the video and it starts to get all screwed up.

    Any ideas on how to fix this and make my computer export it properly so the entire video will play clean/correctly?

    Also, I do have Final Cut Pro, but I am not skilled in that program yet so I didn't use it. I tried to export it into Final Cut because I figured it has a lot of different ways to export the video, but it said it wouldn't be compatible with the same transitions or custom titles from iMovie that are in my project...
  2. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    more info

    what are your computer specs?
    have you tried exporting in different file types?
    what audio source are you using and what file type?
    what file types are you using for video?
  3. natlinxz macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
    Hey, don't be a pedophile!
    If you are going to edit anything longer than twenty minutes, consumer video-editing software isn't going to get you anywhere. iMovie is not a heavy-duty editing program, and it doesn't claim to be. If you add too many transitions, audio tracks, video clips, etc. it will corrupt the project file, resulting in a complete loss of all your hard work. I strongly recommend Final Cut Express, the interface isn't as familiar as iMovie but it gets the job done every time.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    What are your export settings? What about source quality?


    Sounds like you have set the export bit rate too high.

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