Total freeze on iMovie


Original poster
Jan 11, 2018
I was using my Mini today, one week into ownership and experienced a full freeze up of the system when exporting a 19 second 1080p video.

I heard wide reports of the non-smooth skimming in the editor, due to the lack of graphics and I got that - no issue, but my older MacBook Pro's never struggled whatsoever like this?

I thought the 6-core model was supposed to excel in tasks like this.

Anybody else had the same experience?


macrumors 65816
Apr 22, 2015
NYC & Newfoundland
This is not normal. My bet is that it was a one-off; either that or a problem with your settings or file.

Also, I have not had any problems with the integral graphics when using Final Cut Pro for basic editing of 1080p video.