Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2011 7:53 PM (in response to howdesign)
I get an error when trying to export it
How and to what format?933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2011 6:12 PM (in response to F Shippey)See my explanation above for how. I get the error when using the Share > Export Movie menu. No format or options are offered (except for the quality). I'm specifying Large size and it wants to make a .m4v file.
Anyone ever export a move longer that 2.5 hours from iMovie?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2011 6:54 PM (in response to howdesign)
Share > Export Movie menu. No format or options are offered (except for the quality). I'm specifying Large size
That's what I was looking for. There are several ways to Share/Export a clip.
What is the destination you are using for the file? (I save my Exported movies to my Desktop)933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2011 8:51 AM (in response to F Shippey)Interesting idea about the destination folder. I just created a 2 hour and 40 minute test movie (with no audio) made up of still photos and it exported okay! My 2 hour and 31 minute project SHOULD work then.
I'll change the destination and also try a couple other tests and report back. Thx.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 11:45 PM (in response to howdesign)
This link helped me, maybe it'll help you.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2011 7:09 AM (in response to howdesign)
I have been getting the same error with an iMovie 11 project that is 2.5 hours long. Weird thing is that I have exported 10+ times already using all different formats Now all of a sudden it won't let me export it at any format or size. I have never had this issue before even with longer movies. I am running Lion and iMove 11 (9.x)
Here is the error window. Any solutions?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to howdesign)
I am currently working on a 7.5 hr project and I have been running into the same troubles that you have. My most recent attempt is to export through quicktime. Now I have tried to export through here before however my project was going to become this gigabyte eating file. This time, before clicking save so it will start exporting I clicked on options right next to it. From there I was able to set the codec to animation which instantly reduces the final size of the file. Also through there you can change the FPS, color depth, and key frames. Originally my project exported through quicktime was going to take 60 hours, now it projects 6. Hopefully after all of this is said and done I will not have the "project is too long" error message.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to Joz85)
Same here. Ripped a 2 hour and 32 minute movie from a blu-ray that I own, and only need iMovie to boost the volume. When it gets to the very end, it gives me an error telling me that it is too long.
I am using Lion and iMovie11, and am using an MP4 and want to keep the formatting for my iPhone and iPad and my kids' iPods. I'm trying to export to the desktop, and I have over 300 GB available on the HD. The original file size is just over 1.5 GB.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to howdesign)
iMovie project can be how long it likes I think,,
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to howdesign)
Yes, your movie is too long. Divide it up into 5 30 minute movies. You can do this by selecting your movie in the Project Library View, and clicking FILE/DUPLICATE PROJECT 5 times. Then for project 1, delete everything but the first 30 minutes. For project 2, delete everything but the 2nd 30 minutes, etc. If 30 minutes is still too long, you can shorten it again with this method.
If you need to make a theatrical length movie (e.g. 2 1/2 hours), I suggest Final Cut Pro X. It will make movies this long.
Final Cut Pro X can import iMovie Projects, so if you want, you can create your movie in Final Cut Pro X.
The reason iMovie is not the right tool for you is that it was designed for amateur home movies. Technically, iMovie will render the entire movie in a single pass. This means that the longer your movie, the more powerful computer, memory, and disks you will need, but ultimately there is a limit to what can be accomplished in a single pass. However, Final Cut Pro X can do multiple renders. It will render as you go, so that at the end, when you make your 2.5 hour movie, it can just string together sequences which have already been rendered.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thanks! Having a PC as well, I have software that will murge the files into one movie!