Movie Export 720p on MacBook Sloooow ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by suvawa, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. suvawa macrumors newbie

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    Dec 25, 2011
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    Good morning to all of you,
    got a new HD cam and just tried around a bit with my 2010 15" I5 macbook and Imovie.Also i had this Macbook over a year i never realy worked with imovie.
    When i export the movie in 720p it takes forever, on youtube there are some benchmarks for 1 minute of 720p exoprting.They all come in around 1-3 min max.
    those for the 2011 i5, couldn't find any for my 2010 i5, but mine takes 6-8 min for 1 minute of 720 exporting.
    Are the new i5 macbooks realy that much faster, its a bit annoying seeing a 13" macbook beeing more than twice as fast as my 15" macbook with a i5 just a bit over an year old now :(.
    Just wondering what your experiences are with exporting on the 2010 i5
    Cheers
    Daniel
     
  2. StevenQ macrumors newbie

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    Nov 12, 2011
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    In what format exactly are you exporting in iMovie? There may be some settings like the multiple passthrough/encoding (don't know the exact term) and if you ticked this option it encodes multiple times for optimal quality, but it also takes a whole lot more of time.

    Try Handbrake and export in the same settings as you've seen in the Youtube video.
     

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