What are your hardware specs? What kind of effects are you using? What type of media? What are your export settings?
All these things affect render times.
I am exporting to flv.
Using On 2 VP6
550 X 309 px (fps same as source
MPEG layer III (Mp3) 96 kbs
Resize video to 550 X 309
Frame rate = Same as source
Encoding passes : One
Bitrate = 250
Quality = Speed
Got the clip, a overlay (logo) and two clipðs in the beginning (ad´s)
I am running CS4 Premiere and Media Encoder on a new MBP machine. I encode to flash and I noticed that encoding a 4 minute interview takes up to 10-12 minutes to encode. Is that normal?
Is there any other way to encode to flash that takes shorter time?
Yes. Yes, with a faster PC.
I am using a new Mac Book Pro with 4 GB, 7200 disk and 2.8 GHZ.
I don´t think that this is the problem.
That is the problem, the singular case.
Don´t understand. Is the disk the problem?
For editing Adobe (which always understates the minimum requirements) says two disks minimum. IMO, 3 disk is the absolute minimum. Now, with only 1 disk it will get very troublesome. Hence the long time.
Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
Do you mean that it is better to have another scratch disk?
A external FW 800 / 7200 rpm disk for encoding?
The boot disk for OS & programs, a 2-nd disk for media and preferably a 3-rd disk for projects & scratch, and then a 4-th disk for exports, etc.
eSATA is much better than any firewire disk, but FW800 may get by.
Well, we got the export settings. But we don't have the source media type, effects used in the sequence or enough detail on the hardware. (MacBook Pro says very little. What model CPU?)
I would not have considered that encode time "excessive".
That depends on the unanswered questions. Using DV media without effects on a Core i7 920, I get better than realtime encoding at similar export settings.