I need a movie editor for an old machine (867 mhz)

cmm

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I am just trying to put clips together and do some simple editing. I had iMovie 05 HD but deleted it about a week ago when I said "I'd never use this." I tried reinstalling it through the iLife 05 CD but it is grayed out saying my machine is too slow to install it.

I tried downloading the trial of Adobe Premiere - it says my machine is too slow to run it.

Are there any apps out there - free or not - that will let me do basic editing without having to read 1000 pages to learn how to edit a video?

I'm just trying to make some YouTube videos.

My PB specs:

12" LCD
867mhz
768 ram
40gb hdd
 

Cerebrum

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I dunno how much luck you'll have finding what you need without purchase with a mac of those stats. Perhaps try to see a sale for the same editing software on ebay or such.
 

cmm

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What I don't understand is how iMovie HD was installed on my system just last week.

Hell, I may have backed it up on my external HDD and could just move it right over.
 

Cromulent

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What I don't understand is how iMovie HD was installed on my system just last week.

Hell, I may have backed it up on my external HDD and could just move it right over.
I have no idea about that and it does sound weird. Have you done anything odd to your computer recently? Upgraded any software at all? What OS are you running?
 

cmm

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I checked my external HDD - I didn't back up my Applications folder, unfortunately.

I run 10.4.9.

It was iMovie 06, actually, according to files left in /Library

No I haven't done anything to my computer. And I don't have 2k right now for a MBP though I *really* want/need one.
 

cmm

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What is iDVD? I still have that on my machine? Will it let me edit videos?
 

cmm

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So, what applications were available to people 5-6 years ago when my machine was new?

If you can get anything to run on a linux box, I don't see why there isn't one damn video editing application out there for OS X for an older machine.
 

Ben Kei

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So, what applications were available to people 5-6 years ago when my machine was new?

If you can get anything to run on a linux box, I don't see why there isn't one damn video editing application out there for OS X for an older machine.
In about 2000-2001 I was using an older version of Adobe Premiere (pre Premiere Pro), problem is I've forgotten which version it was now! (5 or 6 I think) And I was using it in OS9 too so maybe not too helpful.

The first version of Final Cut came out about 2001 I think and ran on OS X. not sure if it would run on 10.4.x though.
 

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