How fast is it if you render to an intermediate format (say, a high quality Pro Res) directly from AE's render queue?
It would also help to know what you consider to be slow out of AE. Yeah, it may be slow incomparison to Premiere, but that's a totally different application and the times may be just right for AE.
I was gonna try exporting one sequence straight out of AE but then I cannot work, even though im curious to see how fast it will go.
I have 30 episodes in total and that's where encoder comes in handy. But the more export you give it, the slower it gets as it treats each one after the other.
For example, I lined up 20 exports last night as I left the office, the first one took 40 min, the 2nd 50 min and it keeps getting longer, the 9th one took 3hrs ! So After a whole night it only did 9. SO i stopped the rest, restarted the machine and now it's on the roll.
What really troubles me is why processing power never goes higher than 50% when it exports tough AE projects.
When I do simple motion design commercials that only last 30sec, it exports it at full power.
I'd like a SPEED command next to my machine that could amp up the processing power...