Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to Robert Arnold5)
Update after two Apple iApps specialists spent 1.5 hours on the phone with me: There are 3 "poison pills" (that we know of) that will cause the crash if any of the three is part of the movie: Picture-in-picture, side-by-side, or a circle open/close transition. Otherwise, no crash. The specialist made a movie on his own computer, containing the poison pills, but he exported to Quicktime without a crash. There is at least one report in the threads of a problem like mine. Thus, some Gremlin is causing this, in some computers. The iApps specialist was curioius to know whether a lot of people have this problem, or only a few. (If a lot, then it is worth submitting to the engineers to fix.) He said if you have this problem, call Apple. I asked if such people should post a "Me too!" on this thread. He said no, better to call Apple and report it. So that's the story. I can live without those poison pills in my export-to-quicktime movies. I am just a consumer, not a pro, and I can live with it. But it would be nice if Apple could fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to Robert Arnold5)
After spending numerous hours and much frustration with IMOVIE 11 and LION OS resulting in the inability to export an IMovie in any form or fashion this thread solved my problem.
The movie that I am working with is loaded with video clips, stills and audio. I am experienced with IMovie but never had any issues with export until this fiasco. The only thing different since my last attempt to export is that I have upgraded to Lion. I took the advise of "robert arnold5" and removed all circle transitions-6 of them in my movie. Porblem solved....
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 3:48 PM (in response to Robert Arnold5)
Thanks for this discussion! I was having the same problem. Using 10.7.5 and iMovie '11. I could share to Youtube. But when I went to save it .mov Quicktime, iMovie would crash. I removed the circle-open transition and now I can save it .mov!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 3:55 PM (in response to Robert Arnold5)
I've been having this same issue with just one of my movies. I couldn't figure out what was different from all the other movies, many much longer, that I've exported to QuickTime just fine. Now I know. The movie with the issue has picture-in-picture in several places. I removed it from a few spots at the beginning of the movie and noticed the export got further in the process than ever before. The more picture-in-picture I removed, the closer the export came to finishing. I guess I've found my problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to Robert Arnold5)
I forgot to ask, who I should report this problem to. I always submit the crash reports, but should I also call someone at Apple? If so, who and what number should I use?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2014 12:21 PM (in response to Robert Arnold5)
I realize this is an old post, but I think I may have found a better solution than not using picture-in-picture. The answer is in the Quicktime export settings. Use single-pass instead of multi-pass in the video settings, and that should fix the problem.