This info is useless without knowing anything about your computer, what sources you use, what output formats, where the files are stored etc.!
Sorry for that. here it is:
2x2.66 Quand-core Intel Xeon
32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 Ram
Storrage 8 disk (8 terabyte) with esata connection, Raid 0
Material are ProRes (HQ)
Output format is ProRes (HQ)
effects are used on each clip:
Saphire cine effects
Have you installed the After Effects CS5 (10.0.1) update? That update fixes a lot of problems. Write back after you've installed the update and let us know if the problem persists.
Are you running other software at the same time?
Try removing the third-party effects (Colorista and Sapphire), and see if you can reproduce the problem.
Im running the latest version 10.0.1 and im not running other software a the same time, it impossible, AE takes all the power.
I will try to remove the 3rd effects, and come back with the results
Its the same problem without effects, I did this test with 21 sequences in the render que, the first 17 sequences render out in 1-3 minuts each, and the last 4 sequences rendere out like this:
seq 18 - 13:11
seq 19 - 28:02
seq 20 - 1:10:00
seq - 59:23
It must be a CS5 render problem/bug
Having the exact same problem. Unfortunately haven't upgraded to the .1 as we are in the final stages of a project and are very wary of performing an adobe upgrade at a critical junction. But yeah rendered out 5 min comp for approx. 24 minutes. Later that day - a reduced version of that same comp 1 hour and 45 minutes. At one point we were simply rendering out a comp that had an uncompressed quicktime with a new .aiff audio layer and it was going to take well over an hour. This was brutal when client is waiting on something that should've taken no more than 10-15 minutes max.
Mac octo core xeon 3ghz, 20 gigs of ram, 10.6.4.
This is interesting. Same clip rendered twice. first time 1 min 5 sec. 2nd time 18 sec. Nothing had changed.
Doesn't sound like much, but this was on a 5 sec clip. I can only imagine the difference on a 5 min clip...
Did you read my post?
It's a good thing I don't have a MacPro after all, I guess.... Sorry, can't say much about Mac these days. There was a similar thread two weaks ago or so, but we never were able to figure out that one, either.
Mylenium, I hate to admit it, but your right. I have been a huge supporter of apple products for years - we even converted our studio from a pc amd mac environment to an all mac environment a few years back - a decision I'm beginning to regret. At one point apple was the flagship for high end computing. Lately though it's pretty obvious all their development goes into iphone/ipad. Their new mac pros were a mediocre update at best, quicktime is an absolute nightmare professionally and their lack of development on the software side is really disappointing....
This is just another letdown to add to the pile.
Had a chance to upgrade AE to 10.0.1 and ran a couple of very quick tests, but it did seem to help with the inconsistencies with rendering. Will do some more thorough testing in the future and update, but initial tests ran well.
Will repost when I have more detailed info.