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

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    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:
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    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

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    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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