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Motion Pictures HD Quitting when saving as Quicktime


wollumbin

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I am trying to save a Quicktime Movie of slides. Application quits unexpectedly after about half way. Last case used 56 slides and AAC music file. Currently using MAC OS Version 10.4.8.

 

I've read the posts on Toast 7 that appear to share the same quitting problem. I have the latest IMAC 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB Ram - 3 weeks old! and licenced Toast 8.

 

I am saving as DVD PAL - as I'm in Australia - but shouldn't make any difference.

 

Going back to Slideshows in iPhoto is definitely a backward step - slideshow iPhoto very poor quality.

 

Any suggestions for Motion Pictures HD Quitting Problem? Thanks

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I retried Motion Pictures HD again this week - have discovered that if keep the motion defaults and make no changes - it doesn't appear now to crash. Changing motion areas is creating the crash. I like the framing in Motion Pictures. I'll use both programs.

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I don't know the reason for the quitting but as you've seen it is happening to some others. What is the resolution of your photos? If these are very high resolution photos it might work to first export the photos from iPhoto (or whatever photo app you use) to something like 1440x1152 which is more than four times the resolution they'll be on the DVD.

 

A some things that I can think of that could cause the crash. One is an image that is corrupted in some way so that Motion Pictures crashes when it is resampling and rendering the photo. Another is defective RAM which can be found by using Apple's extended hardware test. Of course, it could be a bug in Motion Pictures.

 

If you want to consider a different movie slide show application, take a look at Fotomagico or Photo-to-movie. Motion Pictures is the only one that does multiple images on screen, but the others have terrific features absent in Motion Pictures.

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I went to utilities>System profilier>software>applications, and there it tells you for what type of systems all the programs were made for and all the other Roxio programs from Toast were made for Univerial, but Motion Picture was made for PowerPC, I think that is why its crashing,

This is messed up because Roxio doesn't advertize that Motion Picture is for PowerPC, it says

 

System Requirements:

 

* Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel processor

* CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc recordable drive

* Mac OS X v10.4.8 or higher

* 250 MB of free disk space to install

* Up to 15 GB of temporary free disk space during usage

* QuickTime 7.1.3 or higher

 

 

Thanks matoscu for helping to explain why Motion Pictures is crashing

 

What a shame.

 

As I stated previously if you make no adjustments in the motion it appears to not crash - but then the shows are really defaults - with little creativity. I really like the program because it gives multiple slides and tidy borders. I've now tried the other 2 programs - fotomagic & proshow gold on both the PC & Mac. I still prefer Motion Pictures HD.

 

Hope ROXIO will fix this problem of crashing on Macs with an update or a patch. PLEASE!!!!!!

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I'm having the same problem - slideshows are limited to about 5 mis or the export cradhes - I noticed every time it crashes is when the private virtual memory used by Motion Pictures HD reaches 2GB - is there some Mac setting that can fix this? I am using an intel mac book (new)

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I went to utilities>System profilier>software>applications, and there it tells you for what type of systems all the programs were made for and all the other Roxio programs from Toast were made for Univerial, but Motion Picture was made for PowerPC, I think that is why its crashing,

This is messed up because Roxio doesn't advertize that Motion Picture is for PowerPC, it says

 

System Requirements:

 

* Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel processor

* CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc recordable drive

* Mac OS X v10.4.8 or higher

* 250 MB of free disk space to install

* Up to 15 GB of temporary free disk space during usage

* QuickTime 7.1.3 or higher

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