This will make sure that you at least have a hard backup of the project, and this may be more effective as you're not trying to run two programs at once (as i Movie is transferring to i DVD).
This is key as your system may not have enough RAM to do two high-end processes at once (I don't know your system, so this is only an assumption).
I also bought another book "i Movie 6 & i DVD: The Missing Manual" which is written by David Pogue.
This book by Jeff Carlson looks like it is quicker to go through where almost every page has a bulleted how-to-do-it with tips visual format. If you want a meatier book with much more details, then David Pogue's missing manual book is better.
Six months later it is not allowing me to further add anything to the project, and i Movie keeps crashing on me. I have now tried at least 3 times to export project to i DVD to burn this disk, and after two hours of supposed copying; I come back to my computer to find out i Movie I would start by checking out Software Update to make sure that there are not any current updated for i Movie '09.
I would then just try to export the project in a resolution of your choice to the desktop (or wherever you prefer), and just use Disk Utility to burn it from there.
3 - Right-click on your project file (located in the Movies folder in your Home folder) and select "Show packaged contents" 4 - Look for any Render folders inside the project, and delete every file inside this folder.
Jeff Carlson is the author of all editions of the i Movie: Visual Quick Start Guide and Making a Movie with i Movie and i DVD: Visual Quick Project Guide.
These are good steps if the crash has been fixed in a newer version sadly, the crash can also be a result of a corrupt project and restoring that from a backup or re- cutting the project from the footage often is the practical solution in this case. I don't know if that's still the case for i Movie'09 and I don't have it at my desk.
i Movie is an introductory video editing application, yet still includes many additional features such as ready-to-use themes, transitions, and slides to help make your video look polished and professional.
i Movie ‘11 projects are mostly compatible with Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X, but not vice versa.
You could try to browse your i Movie project from the Finder, delete all the rendered files (transitions, titles, filters). If it didn't break everything, i Movie will recalculate the render clips.
Maybe the disc burning process is failing to process and burn one of those clips.
After everything is ready, click on the “Burn” button to select the output file format as well as the location for your DVD.