Can you please tell us about your system's I/O, i.e. your HDD's, their size, speed, amount of free space, controller type and how you have these allocated?
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First, make sure that your source footage matches your sequence, and then your export settings match your sequence, particularly from the Field Order standpoint. Your footage should be progresive, since they're screen recordings, and therefore, your sequence should be progressive (No Fields) as well. Likewise, make sure that when you're exporting that your interlacing/field order options are also set correctly, i.e. progressive.
Your computer should chew through this encoding task handily, but check that you don't have Maximum Render Quality set; it's in the little disclosure triangle flyout menu in the Video Settings of the Export window. While this DOES typically result in better quality exports, it can significantly increase the amount of time needed for export. If you're going from progressive to progressive to progressive, you should see much benefit out of that option anyway.
- Model Number: ST9120315AS
- Capacity: 250GB
- Speed: 5400 rpm
- Seek time: 14 ms avg
- Cache: 8MB
- Interface: SATA 3Gb/s (300MB/sec) NCQ
71GB free. It's within the laptop, non external.
I will check the setting for field order and try again, i had thought about that. but i wasnt sure.
I hope that Colin's suggestions can speed things up a bit, but with a single 5400 RPM HDD, it will still not be a quick process.
I have an external drive, but I only have a USB connection for it. Probably not worth it. What do you think?
also... what's the difference between FLV and F4V. Would the latter render faster?
I just google a little so the 2nd half is all i'm really concerned about.
Take into consideration that your MBP is at least 7-10 times slower than a good workstation. This means that on a good workstation the encode time might be something like 9 - 13 minutes. That does not sound unreasonable. 1.5 to 2.0 times RT.
I agree. I wouldnt mind 1.5 - 2.0 times RT. but its taking 30 min to do 6min of video. still sound right? I belive it's going faster now, and the quality has improved exceptionally. I appreciate that. But on a deadline, I'm probably gonna be late.
At least now I know for next time.
Thank you everyone. I'll just tell them to return the MBP they got me and get a mac pro.