Is iMovie fast on new MacBook Pros?

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

  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2009
    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

    Sep 3, 2009
    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

    Jul 2, 2009
    Good point, I'll see about getting 8GB. Thanks!
  4. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012

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