Is iMovie fast on new MacBook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mossme89, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    I have a late 2008 2.4Ghz MBP with 3GB of RAM and Snow Leopard. It's great, but recently I've started to use iMovie a lot more for slideshows. One thing that frustrates me is the speed of iMovie. It takes several minutes for iMovie to get in a usable condition when opening, and then when working with a large project (~13 minutes, 175 photos), it's very slow.

    I'm guessing this might be a processor and GPU issue which makes me wonder if a new MacBook Pro with say a 2.2Ghz i7 and 4GB of RAM would be faster with iMovie. Any comments?
     
  2. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it would be faster...pretty much as fast as you need it to be. I'd get more RAM than 4GB though.
     
  3. mossme89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point, I'll see about getting 8GB. Thanks!
     
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