Video Rendering Error: 10008 (IMovie Error 10008: RenderVideoFrame Failed)

When you attempt to render a project that you have finished, the iMovie error code 10008 appears. You will receive the error message “Video rendering error: 10008” when you attempt to render.

This is frequently caused by project corruption, which means that a section of a video included in the project is corrupted or unable to be understood by the software. As a result, you cannot render the project.

Video Rendering Error: 10008 (IMovie Error 10008: RenderVideoFrame Failed)

In addition, if you encounter the aforementioned rendering error, you won’t be able to import the video directly to YouTube. If you don’t understand the error message, it can be very frustrating and occasionally difficult to fix. But in this article, we’ll go over the root causes of the problem in great detail, followed by a list of fixes you can use to finish your project.


What results in IMovie’s Video Rendering Error: 10008?

The following reasons are the root causes of the problem, according to our investigation into the causes of the error message.

  • Corrupted/Black Frame: A corrupted or black frame at the conclusion of the project’s videos is the primary cause of the error message. After receiving the aforementioned error message, if you examine your project frame by frame, you will discover a frame where nothing but a black screen is displayed. This is what makes it impossible for the video to be rendered.
  • Deleted videos from the system: The aforementioned error message might also result from deleting the videos from your computer after importing them into the project.

Let’s move on to the solutions you can use to fix your problem now that we’ve covered the causes of the error message.

Solution 1: Remove the Corrupted Frame.

As we’ve already mentioned, the project’s black frame is what’s primarily to blame for the problem. The transitions you’ve used in your videos appear to be the cause of this black frame. You will therefore need to go through your project once more frame by frame in order to locate the problem and have your project rendered. When doing this, you might encounter a frame where the video flickers or the preview screen is completely black. Simply remove these frames from the video or replace them with newer ones, and you’ll be good to go. Hopefully you will be able to render your video successfully this time around.

Solution 2: Check to See if the Videos are on Your System.

Your videos are still available for deletion even after you import them into the project because the software has not yet saved them. You won’t be able to access the project’s videos as a result because iMovie pulls them from the computer system.

Therefore, you will be prompted with the said error message if you deleted the videos from your PC after finishing the project. Therefore, before trying rendering again, confirm that the imported videos are present at the original location from which they were imported.

After being imported, moving your videos from one directory to another counts as the same as deleting them. The reason for this is that the software searches the specified directory for the videos; as a result, if you have moved your videos, be sure to either move them back to the directory specified at the time of import or to import the videos in their entirety again so that iMovie can recognise them.

Solution 3: Video File Format

If the project’s videos are in a different format, the error message may occasionally appear. If you’ve tried the aforementioned two fixes and the problem still exists, make sure to convert all of the video files to the same format before attempting to render the project.