Working with CS5.5 and an i7 920 processor I was surprised the render times did not improve over the same project rendered in Pro 1.5, but encoding the same timeline to MPEG2 is a lot, lot faster in CS5.5 than P1.5. Shaving an hour off of a 25 minute project.
Any suggestions as to why this is so?
This might work out. So instead of rendering the project (15 minutes) and dumping to tape (24 minutes) I can just encode the project (20 minutes) to MPEG2, copy to DVD and submit to the public access station and gain a few minutes on the workflow.