Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to steve359)
My penny to this (for what it's worth)
I guess ! - That You'll find no speed gain at all with x2 RAM as this usually is not the bottle neck.
Usually the bottle neck/s (for me are)
• Free space on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk - I never go less than 25GB for SD-video and I guess that a Safe level for HD is 4-5 times that.
• What Video-Codec I feed iMovie (or iDVD) as this can be from impossibly to hard to streamlined - when imported.
e.g. many file ends like this .avi, .wmv, .mp4, .m4v, .mov etc are NO VIDEO-Codecs - but containers that can hold a great variety of Codecs - some works for iMovie, many don't
Open the Video file in QuickTime-player
Open Inspector [cmd+I]
- Video Format (Codec): nnnnnnnn
- Frames per second: yyyyyyyyy
What does they say ?
iv50 - is an old codec on window platform. And this I can not use at all (without buying extra de-coding applications)
just as an example
BUT 30 minutes to Convert a 26 minutes video to Large Movie - Doesn't sound strange to me at all - But I could be just totally wrong.
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Success ... one burned DVD with menu (menu text is fuzzy a bit, but I will learn how to fix it). One more to burn, send to my brother and sister-in-law for approval of what iMove and iDVD cn do, even if I need to learn the details of using them.
Bengt W, you did help. You confirmed I was not completely off-base in what I had discovered.
I think a "Answered" will come if you can tell me how 1 hr 15 min of video can be converted to "large movie" in less than 1 hr 15 min.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Saw your posting where your information was much more than complete (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3982412)
It caught my eye because the DVD I created was disappointing in quality (though it did create so I give myself *some* credit).
My next question is about the Movie HD6. I found the download page (http://support.apple.com/downloads/#imovie%20hd) but want to be sure that by selecting 6.0.3 will include 6.0.2/combo-update. Also I have iMovie 9.0.4 installed and would prefer to avoid "multiple versions installed" conflicts.
I do understand the HD6 save -> iDVD 7.1.2 (I have 7.1.2 installed) connection.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 11:09 PM (in response to steve359)
I found the download page (http://support.apple.com/downloads/#imovie%20hd) but want to be sure that by selecting 6.0.3 will include 6.0.2/combo-update.
If You've got iMovie HD6 (6.0.0 or 6.0.1) it should work as far as I remember.
If You don't have any iMovie HD6 - then - SORRY - there are no free/legal download at all.
One must buy secondhanded iLife 6 form e.g. e-bay.
• Yes they can co-exist - but installing procedure need one to hide iMovie'11 so that it's not erased in the process. See what others written (as I never needed to do so)
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 11:16 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Amazon has 2 iLife 06 for $79.
Guess I need to either pony up $80 or use the "do not export" mode of iMovie 9.0.4.
I will work this out tomorrow. I got very tired of staring at "video import" and "iMovie" and "iDVD" screens for the better part of 2 days. Too much to take in.