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iMovie11 Export Error 108

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iMovie11 Export Error 108

PostTue Sep 06, 2011 8:29 pm

May I ask you to resolve the error I get when I try to export a project in iMovie11 to a HD 1080p MOV file.

The error reads: “Unable to prepare project for publishing. The project could not be prepared for publishing because an error occurred. (-108)”

I did not “finalise” my project. I initiated the export using the following menu options: “Share” then “Export Movie” then click the radio button for “HD 1080p”. The export starts and runs for approx 15min then gives the error in the attachment.

I am running the latest version of iMovie11: 9.0.4 (1634). My raw project is 116 MB and 66min in size. I am working on a 15.4inch MacBook Pro I bought in Jan 2009 with the following spec: Mac OS X version 10.6.8, Processor is 3.06 GHz Intel Core2 Duo, Memory is 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 with 250GB solid state drive and 120GB free.

I am able to export using “HD 720p” and I have exported another smaller project (6min) using “HD 1080p”.



Re:iMovie11 Export Error 108

PostTue Sep 06, 2011 9:41 pm

error -108 iMemFullErr  or  memFullErr: Not enough room in heap zone


I have never experienced this nor can I tell you how to resolve it, however I have seen it discussed often so I can point you in the direction where you can research it for yourself.


It seems that this only happens, as you have discovered, when you are dealing with HD 1080p files.

If you don't have to, use 720p which seems to work.


This thread is full of information:


After that, type Heap Zone into the Search box above and take your pick.


Best,  Z.

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