2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2010 10:25 AM by AppleMan1958
NeuroNougami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

iMovie always has this crashing problem. It has proved itself to be quite irritating over the days, too.
After a period of time, iMovie will suddenly crash; by this, I mean that iMovie cannot export any projects, play any projects or imported video clips, and is in a nutshell quite useless. I know how to get around this problem by deleting all the iMovie events, then pasting the original contents back again to the folder, then finally importing all the missing footage, but it is quite tiresome. And to import a single feature length bit of footage takes quite a bit of time, let alone five of them. So, is there any way to avoid this problem? As I said, I can work around the crashing problem, but it's very annoying to have to waste time getting iMovie back in shape until it crashes yet again. Comments are quite thoroughly appreciated! Cheers!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Processor is 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory is 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3...Startup disc is Macintosh HD
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,370 points)
    iMovie is meant for home video, not feature length movies. If you are making feature length movies, I would suggest Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express.

    If you are having crashes unrelated to the length of the movies, I would suggest that you call Apple. You will either need to reinstall iMovie, or OSX, or both. They can walk you through it.
  • NeuroNougami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you very much for replying!
    I am not making feature length movies, I am importing feature length movies. And not even movies to begin with; they are home videos that are comparable to the length of a film. The little iMovie project I am working on is planned to be the duration on four minutes or so.
    I'll keep toying with iMovie's problems; if the problems do get out of hand, perhaps I will call Apple. Thank you for the advice.