Adobe CS5 seems to take a LONG time conforming audio files from video that I capture off my AJA Kona LHi card (in standard def. quicktime DV25 format). I know that it is compressed and needs to be conformed, but it seems to take forever.
Nvidia GTS 480 with CUDA enabled
12 GB Ram
Aja Kona LHi Card with
I have a CS4 machine with similar specs (but with only 4 GB RAM and an older non-CUDA graphics card) and it conforms audio faster... I've even imported audio off the CS5 machine and had those files conform much faster. On CS5 an hour of footage can take up to an hour to conform audio.... But on the CS4 machine it only takes few minutes.... Curious.
Now on my CS5 machine, as I capture the footage, my free RAM on my machine is constantly lowering. On the CS4 machine, capturing footage does not seem to affect my RAM which stays relatively consistent during capture. After about 25 minutes the RAM has completely depleted on the CS5 machine. I'm guessing this has something to do with my problem...
On both machines the audio conform files are being sent to a cache folder I created. On the CS4 computer it is on the same drive as the media, on the CS5 machine the cache is being sent to a dedicated drive.
I can't understand why the newer, faster computer with multiple drives and more speed takes forever to conform audio. The drivers are up to date.
Can someone help me with this? Thanks!!!!!!
I may not be able to help, but I might be able to comfort you by saying that I have had the exact same problem since upgrading to CS5. You are not alone. Quicktime conforming worked fine on CS4, but now in CS5 conforming any quicktime file takes hours. It does not matter whether I captured the files using the AJA Kona or whether I copied a quicktime file from another computer - quicktime files take forever to conform now. My temporary solution is to use the Kona card to capture in .avi formats rather than quicktime.
Conforming audio is largely a disk intensive process. Look there for the source of your issue.