I am trying to export a 4:3 DV Project which was originally analog VHS converted to DV-Media to Encore. I am using a Vista Ultimate 32 Computer with a Q6700 Quad Core 2.7Ghz processing and 3.5 GB or RAM, but even though all edited footage was rendered, the process to Export is rendering for a Progressive Scan - High Quality Disc Burn and estimating over 65 hours??? When I first noticed this estimate and that the rendering is was only utilizing about 25% of CPU capacity (8 hours into the burn)I cancelled the job thinking that there must have been some kind of mistake in the settings. I then opened Premiere Pro as the administrator and kicked off the job again. I'm now 6 hours into the same render and it is confirming another 63 hours.
Does this seem right? This is not HD/HDV footage, it's just DV?
I'm half tempted to say ignore the time estimate but I've never seen one that "wrong" before. For me, Premiere typically underestimates the remaining time - and it's way off for dual pass estimates (which is hard to determine anyway). Does the progress bar look to be in line with the estimate though? I find this thing to be accurate (and it should be because it's measuring timeline length I think).
Regardless, keep in mind this is the same program that sometimes estimates final render sizes 10 times larger than they really will be.
Unfortunately it looks like it's going to take that full time. 9 hours or so in and it's still showing another 60 hours to go. I'm not sure if this is a problem with Vista, or a difference between progressive and non-progressive video rendering or not - but when rendering previous videos I always got to 100% CPU( x4 - Quad) utilization (or close to it). I'm only using about 25-30% capacity now which seems really odd.
I'm not using any other applications on the PC in use for the rendering - I even increased the priority for the job (and I'm running it as the administrator).