4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2010 8:45 AM by the_wine_snob

    AVCHD rendering question


      Just so I have a point of reference, about how long would it take to render a 20-minute clip using AVCHD with an optimized system. I'm pretty new to all this, so any ideas are very much appreciated.



        • 1. Re: AVCHD rendering question
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          An optimized WHAT system?


          Pentium 3 or 4 or i7 or ???


          Number of hard drives?


          Windoze version?


          Amount of Ram?

          • 2. Re: AVCHD rendering question
            peebes555 Level 1

            My apologies. Right now, I'm running with one hard drive right now, but I've been told to add an eSATA drive of the same space and rpms.


            Here's the specs of the computer:


            Product Namedv7-3085dx
            Product NumberVM188UA#ABA
            Microprocessor1.60 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
            Microprocessor Cache6MB L2 Cache
            Memory6144MB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
            Memory Max8192MB
            Video GraphicsNvidia GeForce GT 230M ( NB10P GE) discrete 1024MB up to 2815MB total graphics memory
            Video Memoryith 1024MB dedicated
            Hard Drive500GB (7200RPM)
            Multimedia DriveLightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
            Display17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
            Fax/ModemHigh speed 56k modem
            Network CardIntegrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
            Wireless Connectivity
            • Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN
            • Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound and Sub-Woofer
            Keyboard101-key compatible with full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
            Pointing DeviceTouch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
            PC Card Slots1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
            External Ports
            • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
            • 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
            • 2 Headphone out
            • 1 microphone-in
            • HDMI
            • 1 VGA (15-pin)
            • eSATA + USB 2.0
            • 1 RJ-11 (modem)
            • 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
            • 1 notebook expansion port 3
            • 1 IEEE 1394
            • irewire (4-pin)
            • 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
            Other Devices
            • HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
            Dimensions16.2" (W) x 10.9" (D) x 1.37" (min H)/1.70" (max H)
            Weight7.74 lbs
            • Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
            • Power-on password
            • Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
            • 120W AC Adapter
            • 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
            What's In The BoxHP Mobile Remote Control


            I'm just trying to get a ballpark figure. Currently, 20-minute clips are taking 3+ hours of rendering time. I just need to know if that's normal, and I have just have to live with that. Even estimates are helpful.



            • 3. Re: AVCHD rendering question
              VDOSurfer Level 3

              A good enough system. But time taken depends on what editing has already gone in the AVCHD clip. If any effects are added, if they are in more than one tracks, if there are titles, title templates etc, it could really slow stuff down. I would suggest doing all editing after rendering.


              If that is what you are doing, then let us know. There are links that are available from the experts in this forum that talk about the minumum stuff you need to do before starting an editing session. Please follow them carefully, more so because we are talking AVCHD.

              • 4. Re: AVCHD rendering question
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                I rely heavily on the tips in this ARTICLE, prior to any editing, or authoring session.


                Good luck,