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- November 9, 2005 at 12:07 AM #38983
Anyone know how to speed up rendering and transcoding? My computer is quite powerfull with a 3.4ghz Pentium 4, 2 Gigs Ram at 500mhz, and a 256mb Nvidia 6800GT, but still my transcoding and render times are absolutly horrible and slow to the tune of 200% of the actual video length. I’m using Nero software for burning. Do I need to trash Nero for another program? Any suggestions?
My suggestion would be to do your rendering in you NLE program, and don’t use nero for it. I don’t like nero at all, but that’s beside the point. What editor are you using? You might think of rendering as mpg2 from the editor, it will usually go faster. Still, depending on what your video is, rendering might take significantly longer. For example, I am doing a video with a small transparent (green screen) logo in the bottom right, that quadruples my rendering time! 18 hours for a 1.5 hour video. And that’s on a 3.6ghz Pentium 4 with 800fsb and 2 gigs ram. My poor processor hates me! heats up like crazy, I had to mod my case with two more huge fans and a killer heatsink. Let me know if you have questions about rendering from NLE and formats, it can be tricky.
Thank you alohrey, yes I agree with you about Nero, although I still consider myself a beginner after 2 years,I was beginning to think there was something wrong with my computer. I too find Nero frustrating. For editing, I’ve been using a combination of Windows Movimaker and Nerovision express 3. Since both of these programs are increasingly frustrating because of a lack of flexibility (especially with titling and audio)I am considering a more robust NLE Package, I am looking at Ulead Media studio pro 8, and Sony’s Vegas 6 software. I am leaning towards Ulead because I have used the free 30 day trial of Media studio 7 and found it quite easy to use and very flexible, although the trial did not include a working DVD Burning feature. What do you think about Media Studio?
I have never used media studio, but I do use sony vegas 6. I would promote vegas all the way. I use final cut pro on the mac and vegas 6 on the pc and I really like working in both. Vegas is the best editor out there for someone wanting to get more invested into editing. You will need sony’s dvd architect that comes with the vegas+dvd bundle to author dvd’s but you can render your mpg2 files directly from vegas, works great. If you get vegas let me know I will give you rendering recommendations.(you will want to render .ac3 audio separatly from the video stream for dvd). Anyway hope my input helps.
Thanks Adam, that definately scores points for Vegas. I do need a program I can “grow” with that won’t limit my future progress. Thanks again.
Adam, just wanted to let you know I ordered Sony’s Vegas+DVD bundle tonight. After reading your post and then doing some research, I decided to go for it. It cost’s a little more than Ulead’s Media Studio, but from what I’ve read already, it has features that Media Studio does not, I especially like the “scrubbing feature” how cool is that? I just can’t wait to get my hands on it now!! I have to anxiously wait 8-10 days for it, but it will be worth it. I ordered direct from sony, it cost more than Videoguys price, but I’ve never done business with them so I didn’t want to take any chances.
Now that I have this killer NLE on the way, I’m working on my wife to approve purchase of a dedicated video PC, and after that an HD cam. In the meantime I’m working on my story for a short film to produce I have 45 pages of story line, 6 pages of scripting, and am working on budgeting also. It’s definately hard to juggle everything!! it started as a single hey that would be neat thought, but now it’s starting to grow, and I haven’t even scouted film locations yet!. anyhow, I’m trying to figure all this out as I go and I definately appreciate your recomendation for Vegas.