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DDT713 Level 1 Level 1
I am trying to export a five minute long clip @ 1080p in Imovie '11 and whenever I try i get an error that says something like there is not enough room in the heap zone. I read in some post about how that is how much ram there is free.

My Mac Pro has 32GB of Ram. I am only running imovie, so I don't see what the problem is. I have tons of room on my internal harddrives and this is really annoying. I've run activity monitor and have tons of free ram.

Need help, I don't know why it is doing this.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6

    Lack of memory usually referes to two things
    • RAM - which You got enough of
    • Start-up Hard Disk

    Less than 1.5Gb - few things works and if so in a Bizzar way
    < 5Gb extreamly slow
    < 10Gb slow and un-stable
    I set for a 25Gb minimum

    This is due to that Mac OS is not Mac OS since Mac OS 9.0.2

    Mac OS X and on-wards - is a sort of UNIX and behaves like this with a burst of temp files to boot hard disk
    So does also iMovie or iDVD function by use of temp files.
    These needs to be stored somwhere - and boot hard disk is only place for them
    (can't be addressed any where else)

    So this space is vital !

    Yours Bengt W
  • DDT713 Level 1 Level 1
    I have 400gb of free space on my start up disk, and 3TB free on my other internal drives

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  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7
    How many swap files do you have active right now? Have you tried rebooting?
  • DDT713 Level 1 Level 1
    I don't know what swap files are but yes I have tried rebooting
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7
    This might help us...
    Right-click on a clip in your Event file. Select "Reveal in Finder".
    Right-click on the clip in the Finder. Select "Open With...QuickTime Player"
    Hold down the command key while typing I to open the Inspector. (Or select WINDOW/INPSPECTOR from the QT Player Menu Bar).

    In the inspector, tell us everything that is listed next to the work "Format:"
  • DDT713 Level 1 Level 1
    Apple Intermediate Codec, 1280 x 960, Millions
    16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Stereo, 48.000 kHz
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7
    That is odd. I would have expected 1280x720. or 1920x1080. Or 960x540.

    But I was suspicious of the sound...and it looks OK to me.

    By the way, it would appear that none of the regulars here have encountered your issue, so one option you could consider is calling Apple. There is a contact us number at the bottom right of this page. The Apple support people are much more likely to have encountered this. They may even have a book that tells them what the error message really means.
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9
    No version of iMovie is 64 bit aware.
    Can you test while logged in under a different User account?
  • janettwokay Level 1 Level 1
    I have iMovie '11 and cannot create a HD 1080p movie. I've got a 27" iMac with a 2.93 GHz Intel Core i7 processor (I purchased this computer last month). I tried like crazy to export the HD movie last night (it's one of the new trailers -- the one that looks like Indiana Jones & it's less than 1 minute long) but no dice due to a "HEAP" error. I tried to export the movie a couple of times this morning. It went a little further in the rendering until the HEAP error popped up again (this was from a fresh reboot). The really odd thing is that when I render it in HD 720p, my movie clips are black. No video. The built-in trailer stuff from iMovie '11 is there, just none of my clips show up (they're all black).
  • Keith Twitchel Level 2 Level 2
    I've got the same "not enough room in heap zone" error when creating a trailer in iMovie '11. Brand new Mac Pro. TONS of free RAM and HD space. TONS. Only thing running is iMovie. I can "share to media browser" just fine but get this error when trying to finalize the project.
  • Jules Taittinger Level 1 Level 1
    Got the same issue...

    Edited a movie yesterday. When I reach the export part, it start to do its thing and after a while, I get a error 333, "not enough room in heap zone" .... and it just stopped...

    Tried rebooting, only iMovie running... nothing helping...
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    Mac OS X
    What computer is this? How much space is left on the system drive? How much RAM? How are you exporting?
  • Jules Taittinger Level 1 Level 1
    Macbook Air, first gen, 2g ram, 30G free space on hard drive. It is actually the first time I am trying to export with iMovie'11. The video was imported to iMovie using the '11 version.

    Never had issue with previous version of iMovie. I export to desktop in quicktime format using pre setting portable (best for iPhone/iPad)
  • Jules Taittinger Level 1 Level 1
    Actually, managed to solve my issue by renaming the movie I was trying to export... Magic! And it's not like the original name had special caracteres....
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