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287 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2012 12:48 PM by nigelfromlewes RSS
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Oct 28, 2012 6:03 AM

I have a small movie made up of around 150 pictures and only three tracks. I have 11GB of free memory on my iMac 27 which has max memory installed.

I get a message stating more memory required and suggests that I close iMovie and reopen.

No mater what quality I choose I get the same message ? This cant be right !!!


I run Lion Mountain and have all known updates installed?


Can any one help?





Aperture 3, Lion OS
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to nigelfromlewes)



    I've a bit hard to understand it all (may be due to my bad English)


    • 150 pictures - from where, in what format

    - Aperture ?, iPhoto ?

    - .jpg ?


    • 11Gb free memory

    - RAM - or -

    - on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk - or -

    - other hard disk ?


    • the messages given

    - can You Please - write it down and tell exactly what it says


    I do

    • Put my photos in iPhoto - and in iMovie import them via the Media / Photos button

    • they are all in .jpg - no RAW or .bmp

    • I never let Start-Up Hard Disk go under 25Gb as less might make the operation for Mac OS and Application not running OK

    • I got 4Gb RAM in my MacBook Pro - and it works OK


    BTW - When I do Photo Video (SlideShows) the picture quality is og importance to me and I use to put them out on DVD and this makes some things of importance.

    • iMovie'08 to 11 - is not the tool of choice if a DVD is meant to be the result as they degrade the picture by discarding every second line in the picture when going from Event's to Project's. This can not be mended.

    • I use iMovie HD6 or FinalCut Express or Pro (any version) as they can deliver 100% interlaced SD-Video over to DVD authoring program e.g. iDVD or Roxio Toast™ or FotoMagico™

    • DVD - is as STANDARD only interlaced SD-Video and can never be any better.


    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to nigelfromlewes)

    The 11GB is free memory ! I have around 750 GB space on Hard Drive


    11Gb - In RAM or


    on Mac OS Hard Disk (Start-Up one) ?


    750 GB on Start-Up Hard Disk or are there any extra/external ones ?


    Photos stored Where ?

    • folder on DeskTop

    • in iPhoto

    • in Aperture

    • else ?


    Yours Bengt W


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