Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 11:20 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
Same problem noted here after countless hours of patient frustration troubleshooting, deleting caches, chopping the haystack looking for a needle that doesn't even exist ... iMac 2.4Ghz / 4GB ... basically as always, after filming a race ... i started new project, updated to 10.6.8 and iMovie 9.04 due to that audio issue that's plauged me for quite (not saving changes) ... bam! ... now i can't render this project. Only thing new is i'm using 1080p video ... but i tried scaling all the video down to 720p with no luck either... i'm heading to AppleStore tomorrow ... hoping to render on a real Quad iMac with some beef to it ... this video is important to an entire State, not to mention my daughter Brittney =) GoSEAN.org
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Error: "Sharing requires more memory to be available. Quit iMovie and relaunch it"
I have the same problem ever since updating to Lion and/or the latest iMovie (I did one after the other). I use iMovie everyday for work this is pretty frustrating. Quitting and relaunching iMovie does seem to work but I have to do this every time I send a project to iDVD. Bugs.
Anyone found any solutions? Not at all keen on deleting / moving thumbnails as I have many and it worked fine before the updates. Using 3.1Ghz quad core with 8GB ram and as I mentioned it was fine before the updates. Don't think it is genuinely short on memory
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 12:17 AM (in response to fiddlemcwiddle)
Moving a lot of my Project files to a different folder allowed me to share a project, finally, but I wouldnt call that a "fix". Just a temporary work around. hope it works for you.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 2:31 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
Thanks, I'll try it if it gets worse. Quitting and reopening does work for me. Just shouldn't have to is all.
I suspect it is something to do with the thumbnails as iMovie is now unreliable when building projects - gets stuck on a frame in the preview screen, gets stuck on thumbnail when scrolling through events etc.
Should not have updated this one!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 7:09 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
Note: I have tried moving all projects, no luck here. One HACK is to duplicate and splice your project into pieces of @8min and render the pieces... then reassemble in QT and save. I'm doing this now for my latest video of our State Meets 4x800, 800M and Mile races ... featuring (ahem!) ladies and gentlemen, the worlds #12th fastest human over 800M in the high school ranks (soph) and rising fast ... Tre'Tez Kinnaird of Butler in Louisville, Kentucky ... Go Bears! ... Go Pre! ... GoSEAN.org !!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 7:35 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
I have same issue. Unfortunately neither restarting, moving projects or reducing size works. I can create a brand new project with one sec of video and it won't share
I have had to start a crash course of learning Final Cut Express so I can get some videos done. For the videos I am doing (short sporting highlights) its like using a sledgehammer to crack an egg!
Apple...I need 9.0.5 NOW
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 6:18 AM (in response to JB in Sydney)
Does anyone know if Final Cut Pro has the same problem?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 8:42 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
I had the same problem. It appeared after the flurry of pre Lion updates a few days ago. I used Time Machine to replace iMovie 9.0.4 with iMovie 9.0.2. Problem solved.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 8:47 AM (in response to MajorH)
good thinking Major
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 8:52 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
In iMovie 6, instead of sharing the iMovie project to iDVD you could drag the iMovie project icon (the one with the star on it) into the edge of the iDVD project main menu, being careful not to put it into a drop zone, and it would import right in. Don't know if that works in later versions of iMovie, but you might try it and see what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 11:54 AM (in response to fiddlemcwiddle)
fiddlemcwiddle: "iMovie is now unreliable when building projects - gets stuck on a frame in the preview screen, gets stuck on thumbnail when scrolling through events etc."
-Yes. Same problems here. very annoying.
JB in Sydney: I too had to try to learn Final Cut just to get some videos done. I hope this isnt a conspiracy...
Major: glad it fixed it for you but my problem existed before the Lion upgrade
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
I submitted formal Feedback to Apple to resolve this bug. In some cases it may be legitimate but in many cases it has to be erroneous as people have sufficient RAM, sufficient storage, and the program itself is not using too much memory as reported by Activity Monitor. Frustrating but hopefully iMovie 9.0.5 will correct the bug.iMac 27, Mac OS X (10.7), iPod touch 4G, iPhone 3G, Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2011 7:43 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
Experienced the same problem tonight when trying to export a video intro I made in iMovie. Haven't used iMovie since I started using FCP X.
Definitely a bug after an upgrade or it may be related to Lion.
Anyhow, this workaround did work for me:
Relaunch iMovie and make sure the project are listed instead of having the project you want to export open.
Right click on the project and select export in the Project Gallery menu. For some weird reason, it will then export without the error message.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to Marshal Halloway)
It's not related to Lion, as I had this problem before Lion.
Interesting work around. will try it out.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to MrAwesome)