iMovie doesn't work with PowerBook G4s

nine

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Jan 6, 2002
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I just found out the hard way iMovie doesn't work with the Powerbook G4.
Make sure you know this if you are getting an upgrade & still have a G4.
 

Richard Richard

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Jun 27, 2007
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sys req for iMovie : # iMovie requires a Mac with an Intel processor, a Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or an iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster).

well thats just devauled alot of older PMg4 and PB's and even the PMg5's (ie single chips 1.6,1.8 )

wow big change
 

thworple

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Oct 20, 2005
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So... lets get this straight - all apps in the Final Cut Studio 2 Suite, with the exception of Color, run on a Powerbook G4. Yet you can't run iMovie '08 on one?

Ummmm.......ok.
 

ScottDrummer

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Jun 27, 2007
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what about it you install ilife on a macbook pro for example and copy the imovie folder mannually to the powerbook, and launch it does that work? could be a work around for the installer
 

Richard Richard

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Jun 27, 2007
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London
So... lets get this straight - all apps in the Final Cut Studio 2 Suite, with the exception of Color, run on a Powerbook G4. Yet you can't run iMovie '08 on one?

Ummmm.......ok.
yep that's the bottom line - looks to be Apple's way of slowly doing away with PPC support i guess
 

thworple

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Oct 20, 2005
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yep that's the bottom line - looks to be Apple's way of slowly doing away with PPC support i guess
Yeah, I don't disagree with you there - but in that case why not make the entire suite incompatible with the Powerbook G4?

It seems ridiculous that Apple's less complex video editing app won't work on older machines, when the professional edition will! I'm not too fussed personally as I use FCP anyway, but it just seems weird to me.
 

DinoMac

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Dec 28, 2005
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Atlanta
I was about to pick up iLife08 after work today for my last Gen PowerbookG4. Now after reading this, I am having second thoughts. :mad::mad::mad:!!!
 

billchase2

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Feb 28, 2006
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I was about to pick up iLife08 after work today for my last Gen PowerbookG4. Now after reading this, I am having second thoughts. :mad::mad::mad:!!!
i installed iLife 08 on my last gen powerbook last night... negative on the iMovie. it's crazy that i can run final cut pro, motion, and other professional software on here... but not freakin' iMovie. makes no sense.

think someone will figure out a way to install it on powerbook G4s anyway? perhaps there's some sort of work around...