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iMovie Problems...

myrtledog

macrumors regular
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Aug 15, 2015
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Just got a late 2015 iMac i7 and find that iMovie is constant crashing on me. Lots of beach balls and then it closes down...

I previously had a late 2013 iMac i5 and it did the same thing. I thought the new iMac with more power would eliminate the beach balls and crashes.

I'm not doing anything I'd consider to be very intensive. Just home videos etc.

Is iMovie just known to be twitchy or is there something else I'm doing wrong?
 

Evren Carven

macrumors regular
Dec 16, 2014
238
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I encounter similar situation sometimes. The iMovie crashed occasionally when editing or exporting a large video. It didn't occur to try again when this happened.
 
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myrtledog

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 15, 2015
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I encounter similar situation sometimes. The iMovie crashed occasionally when editing or exporting a large video. It didn't occur to try again when this happened.

What I'm finding is that sometimes when I import video into a project it doesn't always fully import. I end up with black picture over audio. These black video segments never actually loads video.

Lots of beach ball fun going on...
 
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bt22

macrumors 6502
Feb 15, 2009
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Alabama
iMovie is free and has been for some time. All of Apple's office suite is free with any new purchase. I would recommend deleting and reinstalling. Apple also offers free support. I was having issues installing EL Capitan on my Mac Mini. I contacted support and they helped me. My machine has not run this good in a long time. I don't want to recommend what they had me do as I am not sure it is related. I would strongly suggest you give them a shot.https://getsupport.apple.com/
 
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