A bit more info, I have the GPU "assistance" turned on (don't remember the exact setting name at the moment but you know what I'm talking about).
Now, after 11minutes, it dropped to 5 hours and 40minutes and is jumping up and down by 10-20 seconds....
6 hours seems more reasonable but again it seems like a lot. About 40sec video with the same setting takes around 5-8 minutes. If I have 16minutes of material it should take between 120 and 200minutes (3,5 hours) and not almost 6h... :/
A bit more update...I was too fast as it seems. Good 17 minutes into rendering and it dropped to 1 hour and 55 minutes and the time is decreasing as it should (more or less, no more 20sec jums up and down). Now that seems more like it. Next time I will wait a bit more before opening a new post.
Off hand it does seem excessive, I wonder if it is Colorista that is the problem .
I have a 46 minute HXR-NX5U (plus a second camera HDR-CX190) video of a wedding that only required FCC. This transcoded to MPEG2-DVD in 904 seconds (~15 minutes) now this was on a different class machine a hex-core i7-980X running at 4.2GHz with 24 GB of RAM and a GTX680 GPU and a very fast RAID 0 array.
I also have a H.264 personal benchmark with the same AVCHD
HXR-NX5U source material the is 80 seconds long and with very, very heavy usage of MPE accelerated the GPU effects and features takes 18 seconds to transcode to MPEG2-DVD at 24 fps. Without the GPU it takes 286 seconds.
I guess it is the Colorista that is making your timeline red. Can't you achive the same reults by using some Adobe effect/feature?
I don't know if we are talking about the same thing (or I'm a bit lost in Premiere) - but I'm not transcoding it to another fromat (like MPEG2-DVD) - I'm just rendering video previews.
As it seems now it will all be done in about 1 hour and 15-20 minutes. That is rather accaptable for me.
I never use colorista but this time it helped me a lot with the HSL settings (circles).
O.K. sorry sometimes the term "rendering" is used by some people when encoding or transcoding and rereading your post it really is clear that you are rendering the timeline
If you want to reduce or eliminate rendering of the timeline you have to not use effects or features that cause the red lines. If you put a raw clip from your HXR-NX5U into the timeline it should be just a clean yellow line like this
This clip has: Fast Color Correction, Brightness and Contrast, Gamma, and 3-way color correction applied and it is all yellow and plays beautifully in CS 5.5 and CS6. If you are getting red lines then either your GTX 570 is not set up properly or the redlining happens because of a non-accelerated MPE effect
Here is how you verify that your GTX 570 is setup and working:
Have you tested your system with our Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM5.5)?
Thanks for the reply.
I tried with another HXR-N5U clip and yes, as long as I don't drop the looks on it it stays yellow and plays "ok".
I have the Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration turned on.
I will try the BenchMark tomorrow and write the results.
I guess the "looks" are the Colorista effects, which I have never used. Maybe one of the readers here can give you an idea if that effect can be done with an Adobe MPE accelerated effect.
Is it magic bullet looks you are using? I have found that the magic bullet plugins (whilst awesome plugins) take FOREVER to render both on the timeline and exporting...but the "look" you get is worth the wait in my opinion!