I have a sony vaio i7 6gig of ram, 5400rpm hdd, nvidia geforce with cuda video card. I can run all the adobe programs all together and not even a hickup, but i went to render my first video last night, source video was from kodak zi8 vc, 1080p 60fps, i rendered to match settings....it took 7 hours!!!!!!!!! what the heck.....what am i doing wrong? file size was 2.1gig in the end. any help on settings i can use to render in good quality, some people say it should take 20min...7 hours is crazy..
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However, 10 minutes timeline rendering in 420 minutes does not seem unreasonable for a Sony Vaio and a 5400 disk.
If your system is say 50 times slower than a fast system, then the fast system would take around 8 minutes rendering time, better than RT. Even if your system is only 21 times slower than a fast system, the fast system would require 20 minutes, which appears acceptable to you.