Older MBP way faster than newer imac!

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  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    Hi,

    The other day I had to make a short 4 minute video slideshow of a bunch of old photographs. I did not want to spend much time with it so I used imovie 08. It was easy and took very little time.

    I created the video using the iMac at work. This is a 2.4 GHz, 24" aluminum imac with 2 GB of ram.

    I decided to export the video to quicktime using the default settings. iMovie estimated that the process would take 206 minutes but it ended up taking just over 2 hours.

    It seemed to me that it took too much time to export a 4 minute video with no audio, so I copied the imovie project to my MBP (see specs in my signature). My MBP´s estimated time for exporting the same video was just 22 minutes.

    It was the same project, using imovies default settings for quicktime export (checked to make sure) and using the same version of imovie 08. The imac even has by far, more available hdd space than my MBP. The only difference between the two is that the MBP is running Leopard while the imac is running Tiger (10.4.11)

    To add insult to injury, the imac was only running imovie, while my mac had mail, safari, dreamweaver and indesign open. I use both macs on a daily basis and although i dont see a difference in performance on my adobe CS3 apps, I do however feel leopard faster than tiger.

    Is my MBP really faster or is there something funny with the imac?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    On any intel mac, it is not normal to take 2 hours to encode a 4 minute video, even if it's 1080p.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    that doesnt seem right, im guessing that there would have been something runing in the background.

    open activity monitor and check the CPU usage and make sure nothing is runing the the background..

    i would do another test of the same video and see what the results are.
     
  4. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Does iMovie utilized 64 bit processing in Leopard?
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    no idea, all i know is that on my CD MBP (OP's is better than mine) under tiger it took me a coupla hours to code a 1080p 45 minute movie onto DVD.
     
  6. hdsalinas thread starter macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    Well, I will give it a nother try but something is not right.
     

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