New iMovie 10 Heat

Altemose

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I figured I would ask if it seems like your MacBook Pros get extremely hot, and much hotter than the last version of iMovie when exporting? My video card regularly gets to 190 and the CPU gets to 195 easily across all four cores.

I have a mid-2012 MBP with the 2.5 GHz Core i5, 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM, 120 GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD. I don't remember it getting this hot during 1080p exports!

Just curious on what you guys think. It also runs cooler with FCP X.
 

snaky69

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I figured I would ask if it seems like your MacBook Pros get extremely hot, and much hotter than the last version of iMovie when exporting? My video card regularly gets to 190 and the CPU gets to 195 easily across all four cores.

I have a mid-2012 MBP with the 2.5 GHz Core i5, 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM, 120 GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD. I don't remember it getting this hot during 1080p exports!

Just curious on what you guys think. It also runs cooler with FCP X.
Perfectly normal when encoding video. You're using all available computing power, it's bound to get hot in there.
 

Altemose

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Perfectly normal when encoding video. You're using all available computing power, it's bound to get hot in there.

I understand it is going to generate heat. The only reason I ask is that it did not get as hot when encoding in FCP or iMovie 9 (iLife 11)...
 

ColdCase

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I could be mistaken, but I think the newer versions of iMovie take more advantage of multiple cores. What does activity monitor say about CPU % usage. compared to the others?
 

Altemose

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I could be mistaken, but I think the newer versions of iMovie take more advantage of multiple cores. What does activity monitor say about CPU % usage. compared to the others?
I thought the old one did too. I know the new one is 64 bit. However, that doesn't explain why FCP X encodes much cooler...