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iMovie 11 crashes when exporting to Quicktime

1736 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2014 12:21 PM by CorinafromSBCUSD RSS
Robert Arnold5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 21, 2012 12:27 PM

iMovie 11 crashes when exporting to Quicktime.  Some people have posted that this problem disappeared when they upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion.  However, I am running Mt.Lion and it still happens.  If there is no fix for this bug, does anyone know a workaround that will produce the same ultimate result..namely, a Quicktime movie that is not too large to attach to emails.  Apple, please fix this.  Thank you.

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Cliby Calculating status...
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    Dec 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....

    thanks Robert....


  • dancnbutterfly Calculating status...
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    Jun 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!

  • CorinafromSBCUSD Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    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.

  • CorinafromSBCUSD Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    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?

  • CorinafromSBCUSD Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 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.


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