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Adobe media encoder extremely slow VS export from Premiere,Why?

Mar 11, 2012 2:37 PM

I am exporting a 30 min AVCHD to QT NTSC DV widescreen. When I sent it to AME it was taking an extremely long time,it said it would take 8 Hours! When I put it to export straight from Premiere it only took about 25 minutes.I have CS5 on my laptop and it did not have the same problem when I sent it to AME, it only took about 20 min. I tried uninstalling CS5 and reinstalling but that didn't work. This is frustrating because I need to export a lot of files in different formats. Anyone know what can be causing this


I also tested this exporting in other formats such as MPEG2 DVD and it has the same issues.

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    Apr 12, 2012 10:34 AM   in reply to eduardotaz

    If you queue or export from Premiere the resize will be done by the Mercury Playback Engine (ie the nVidia card does that grunt work) which makes it A LOT faster (like 4-10 times).


    If you drop a file into AME directly it's done by the CPU.


    Is that what you're doing?

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