Why does iMovie 09 use so much RAM when creating thumbnails?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aiqw9182, May 24, 2010.

  1. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Seriously, it's absolutely ridiculous and brings my entire system to a crawl until I restart. Just look at how many page outs I have after iMovie is done making thumbnails of one seven minute clip:

    My CPU usage during this process was around 10% so what gives? I have an early 2009 iMac with 4GB's of RAM.
  2. C-lon macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    Because Apple likes to use a lot of unnecessary things in their programs/applications. Lol I honestly don't know, but this is what it seems like for me at least.

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