I'm using Premiere Elements 4.0 on a laptop running Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP3
Computer is a Intel Core2 CPU, T5600 @ 1.83GHz, 1.83 GHz, 3.36GB RAM
When I export as an FLV (using the Share menu, Personal Computer option) with custom export settings (I change the Frame Size to 580x420, the Bitrate to 450, and set a keyframe distance of 30) using the On2 VP6 codec, it takes almost 30 minutes to export a 2 minute clip (raw clip, no edits, no property changes).
When I export as an FLV using the NTSC Flash Video 8 400K preset, it only takes 6-7 minutes.
I did some tests, and it seems like the custom frame size is what is causing the process to go so slow (which doesn't make any sense to me).
Can anyone tell me why this is happening, and if I can do anything about it? That extra 20 minutes is a big deal (I work for a newspaper website).
When one is changing the Frame Size (Scaling) it takes a lot of CPU horsepower. Baring that, it then takes a long time. A more powerful computer would cut that time down, just as leaving the Scaling set to zero. The processing through the Scaling algorithms in the FLV CODEC just requires power.