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- June 19, 2005 at 10:04 PM #36635AnonymousInactive
Got this brand new Athlon64 machine the other day and I’m really puzzled: this 64-bit processor seems to work slower than some 32-bits in some “normal” low-level applications and tasks… I was told this is normal, as it only emulates 32-bit.
Now of course, since I do viditing, the gain in speed is dramatic compared to my old Athlon XP but besides that, A64 is not such a great processor in daily tasks.
Do you have similar experiences or is everyone here using Intel platforms?
You won’t see a dramatic improvement until Operating Systems and Programs are 64 bit. They already have Windows XP x64 edition, which is 64 bit, and I believe the only 64 bit editing program is Vegas 6 (?). Next year, Microsoft will release the Longhorn operating system which has 100% 64 bit support.
Btw, I use a single Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, no hyper-threading, and it’s fast enough. I don’t plan on going 64 bit in the near future. Instead, I’m planning my next system around dual Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz processors. I believe that two Xeons are much faster than any single 64 bit processor. But that’s just my opinion 😀
Good luck with your new system!!
To render and burn an hour’s worth of video? I use Matrox’s Real Time Export to Disk, so it takes exactly an hour to render. Adobe Media Encoder is only 1 or 2 minutes faster than real time, plus I find it very unreliable: it has crashed my system numerous times. Then to burn, my burner is a couple years old, and it only burns up to 4x, however I burn at 2x just to be safe. Since I start the burning and walk away, I don’t really know the time it takes to burn an hour’s worth of video at 2x (maybe 15-30 minutes as a guess). But add that to the hour it takes for rendering and that’s how long it takes me.
I’m just wondering, how long does it take you to render to DVD an hour’s worth of footage?
Well I work mostly with Pinnacle Studio, which you know has an integrated disc authoring function. With the other system (AthlonXP 2200, 512 MB DDRAM) the rendering time sometimes went up to 3:1; never calculated the burning time. With this A64 things go faster (duh!) but I haven’t completed a project yet (I’m working on something right now, hope to have it finished by tomorrow and I’ll see how it goes).
Sorry the rendering is slowing you. I don’t really shop that much at Videoguys.com, but that price sounds about right. It depends how bad you need it, but you might want to wait for a sale. I got mine from Videomaker Expo West 2005 from Guy Graphics for $899, and they threw in a Shuttle Xpress and a Premiere Pro Total Training DVD!!!!
With the Matrox card, you can do up to 16 effects and still render 1:1, no matter what your system specs are (well, hopefully over 2 GHz with 512 MB RAM). It used to take me like 6 hours to do that. Wow…. 😯
OK, today I burned my first DVD project with the new PC (Athlon64). So it took me 2.5:1 which I think is pretty good.