2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2013 5:56 PM by hello.ahay

    Is network rendering really faster overall?


      I'm just getting into network rendering. I've setup 4 machines as the farm. All is well and the image sequence is being processed pretty quickly. However, after rendering out several thousand static PSD frames, I realized I still had to go through the process of converting them to a movie. Importing them into Adobe Media Encoder was relatively easy, but it still took a long time to encode the final output as video. When you factor in the additional step of encoding the movie, I'd estimate a very small amount of time saving through network rendering.


      What am I missing? How is this really faster in the end? I'd love to be enlightened. Is there a simple (and much faster way) to go from composition to final h.264 video through network rendering?