1459 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2009 6:47 PM by Beverly Maneatis
Any ideas - YES
Main one - free space on Internal BOOT hard disk (other doesn't count)
My minimum is 25Gb free space to let Mac OS (UNIX) and iMovie get space to run.
Many audio clips (and video) eg > 50 - this is a known problem and is dealt with
by mixing down audio to one audio clip.
This is done like this
• Export out as QuickTime Expert mode and as .aiff audio file
• Move over audio-clips to one of the audio tracks (It doesn't matter if You stack
them above other audio-clips)
• Import the new .aiff audio file to the empty track
• Silence the other two
Play - Nice and no stutter (IF free space is large enough)
• No other application running in background eg internet etc.
Yours Bengt W
I have had stuttering problems when my iMovies get to be complicated usually with many clips (audio or video), or if the size becomes fairly large. I have created iMovies that have ranged in size from 6 GB to over 100GB! 35 GB seems a bit large for a ten-minute movie. Do you have lots of clips/sound effects?
What is your ultimate desired result for this movie?
I have found that I can continue editing as if nothing is wrong and the ultimate results are fine. However, I have not been uploading my movies to any websites, so I cannot address that.
I do export as Full-quality QuickTime when I am nearly finished editing. I recommend adding music last. If I find the movie is already stuttering in playback before I add any music, I still export it as QuickTime. I then open a new iMovie and drag the newly created quicktime version into the timeline. I then add my music and usually my movie plays without stuttering in this new iMovie.
I have also found that the first version will result in an burned DVD that plays correctly without stuttering, but I usually create my iDVD projects using the QuickTime version.