Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to acssns)
None of the hints in this thread work for me except going back to iMovie 9.0.2.
Mac Pro, 2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 4 GB memory, OS X v10.6.8.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 12:40 PM (in response to MajorH)
I'm experiencing the same problem same problem and my deadline was last saturday. Please Apple engineers help me not to have an aneurism (sp).
In anticipation of your questions, see below.
2.66 Quad Core
8GB 1066 DDR3
NVIDIA GT120 512MB
MAC OS X Lion 10.7.1
HD1 550.43 GB/1TB remaining
HD2 504.71 GB/1TB remaining
HD3 656.59 GB/1TB remaining
Ext HD 4 575.91 GB/ITB remaining
Ext HD 5 16G/2TB remaining
Ext HD 6 720.69 GB/2GB remaining
Music runs throughout
Dissolve transitions throughout
Canon XHA1 HD
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 12:52 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
Folks as one of the first to discover and report this bug ... i'm telling you straight up ... complete your projects in 9.0.5 for many reasons ... then quit ... open iMovie 9.0.2 (after restoring using Time Machine) and render your product. That's the BEST easiest solution. Then alternative, which i can personally confirm works ... is to duplicate your project (mine was 20min) into pieces that iMovie 9.05 will render and then use QuickTime 7 (not QuickTime X) to reassemble.
Yes, frames might get hosed and syncing audio will suck too. Like i said, do your job in 9.05 and render in 9.02. unfortunately ... 9.0.5 may not record the rendering ... ok, it won't! ... and the project will not be "frozen" and collected. Sorry. All i can say is ... been there, done that ... GoSEAN.org > Track 2011 > State Championships =D
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 11:30 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
this worked thanks
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 9:26 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
Same problem, fastest iMac with
10GB of free Ram
It does however help to re-launch, but I have to do it with every project........annoying like ****.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
I've solved a work around.
It will require that you move some of your imovie projects from your iMovie Projects folder located in your users library files.
First Quit iMovie. Go to your users folder, then open movies, then open iMovie Projects. You will have to move the contents of your iMovie Projects folder to a desktop folder or Some other folder in your system. In my case I created a new folder on my desktop and called it imovie projects2. Be sure to leave only the file you want exported in your original iMovie Project folder. Re-launch iMovie and your problem is solved. I've ran several tests and it seems that you can only have a max of 4 projects in your iMovie project folder at one time. If you have 5 projects in that folder and you try to export it will not work. It's rather annoying that you can only have 4 projects at a time, but that solves the problem. Good luck.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 10:10 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
same problem ,I got my Macbook Pro yesterday from Apple store.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to gonzalofrom562)
For me, I needed to unmounted the drives storing the imovie events as well.That finally solved the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
I've been dealing with this, like the rest of you, for too long. However, I simply quit iMovie and restart it. This works every time. Does this not work when a movie gets longer than 5 mins?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 7:18 AM (in response to gonzalofrom562)
Thank you gonzalofrom562 Your solution worked! I had 300+ projects and every time I created a new project the error message came up more and more frequently. (Oh the hours I wasted restarting iMovie...) Then I moved 110 of those projects to a new folder on my external hard drive and problem solved. I am using MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz i7, 8 GB Ram with iMovie 9.0.4
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
I have had this issue since going to Lion, even bought a 27" Imac powerhouse and same issues. It's EXTREMELY ANNOYING! WHY DOESN'T APPLE SEE THESE POSTS? WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE FROM APPLE RESPOND TO THIS GROUP! RESART IMOVIE... WHAT GARBAGE!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
First, you do need to relaunch iMovie. Second, rather than opening the movie you want to export, you right-click on it and select export in the Project Gallery. This obviates the need for iMovie to load your project into memory, and allows it to commit all of the computer’s memory to the rendering task.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to MrAwesome)
Gonzalo's solution works.
I tried moving the projects (~10) to external device, but iMovie was still loading those and was taking 10 mins to load only to find out I still didn't have enough memory (insert explitive). Moved the project I wanted to the primary internal drive, unmounted external device, iMovie loaded much faster and only found the project I wanted to share. Was able to share without the memory problem.
I'm not a poweruser by any means and I understand that iMovie isn't supposed to be a pro-level program, but I'm really surprised that Apple has allowed this very frustrating issue to continue without any apparent solution. Sometimes I really love my MAC and other times it drives me crazy!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to MrAwesome)
To all with this issue:
Just finished an extensive APPLE SUPPORT session on this issue and here's the deal:
If you have tons of PROJECTS in your iMovie Projects folder, you are running into the Memory Error message because iMovie is struggling to mange your current project AND the other projects in your folder.
1.) delete old projects
2.) create a folder called iMovie_old_Projects to store your nonessential projects in
This reduction in the number of projects will alow you to export or share your current project out, no problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to acssns)
try to seperate iMovie9 files with iMovie11 by renaming the iMovie Projects folder with another name like "iMovie Projects OLD", you will be able to launch only movies created with iMovie11. this should work fine.