I am shooting a lot of video on a sony sr11, and in the native format PP CS4 cant seem to edit it in real time, the jittery video does not work for me. I am using media Encoder to turn the files in MPEGS and the then result works. The problem is it ties up my laptop for the entire day doing the encoding. I have two laptops, if I can encode on one while editing on the other its would be helpful, but I cant seem to locate a good stand alone encoder. Any suggestions?
Get a desktop or a second license.
I'd vote for the dedicated desktop and use the same license on it. Much to be gained, and it might be cheaper, depending on which suite one has.
While I Transcode, or Render on the workstation upstairs, I get to come down to the laptop and either do editing, or hang out on these fora, pestering Harm.
it ties up my laptop for the entire day doing the encoding.
I have the same issue using dv2Film. Takes me 20+ hours to process a single job's footage. So I set this up to run overnight, or on weekends when I'm not editing.