I also echo John's question - DVD or BD (your source footage is 1920x1080 so it could be either).
It would also help to know your frame rate & transcoding settings as well. Why? Because you may well be scaling and/or frame rate converting at the same time as data rate reduction - this would easil;y explain the long encoding times. Trust me on this, encoding for BD can take days, not just mere hours, depending on source footage.
Also, dip to black & cross-dissolve transitions take time - if you really want this sort of thing then I would recommend building the slideshow section in Premiere instead, and rendering this out as a video file with audio stream (elementary streams) and using from this state - always try to avoid using Encore editing tools as they are there for emergency only.
The vesrsion of encore is CS 6 my Comp is Quad 2.40Gz overcloc to 3.2 8 gb of ram ho dont help at rendering at all is only CPU no ram is consume i hahe gadets an metering all over the destop
Don`t matter if is dvd or blue ray same time take 10 hours same resolution same f**** it
if is 720/576 or 1920/1080is same **** i mean the compresions the encoding time is the same
if i copres or not is adobe media link not prereder in premiere
The same in dvd more maybe 1 hour or somefing like dis,but i am sure 100%is mp4 shot with Sony EX1 is full HD may be i was wrong wit premiere sequence setings i you guis know for dis camera i will be glad to try it
In premiere i see the yellow line is cuda in the scene but is only mp4 clean 25i i dont do 25p or vice versa i am not stupid is not anamorfic i i doit full HD the bit rate is set on camera to be 25mb to 35 mb per sec the same i try on blu ray not on dvd,
Neiil look is not a slide show is a wedding i know wath i am doing
Maybe i skip some fings like
Sony EX1 25i/sec from the camera exact setins for premiere sequence ????
The exact codec of that mp4 on the camera is not h 264 for sure ?????
ADL is fuckt up is not linkig codecs ok
On dis i didn`t use no a trasition was 11 hours i finish now
HOW long it takes for you to a dvd or a blueray in encore with ADL ?