The one thing that is slowing you down the most is using Maximum Render Quality. You can speed things up (and keep that quality) by ensuring you have Hardware Acceleration turned on and doing a Direct Export, instead of Queuing it up through AME.
Jim-You can speed things up (and keep that quality) by ensuring you have Hardware Acceleration turned on and doing a Direct Export, instead of Queuing it up through AME
According to Adobe that is incorrect Jim. Here's a quote...
Adobe Media Encoder
Premiere Pro and other applications employ Adobe Media Encoder, a standalone encoding application. When you specify export settings in the Export Settings dialog box and click Export, Premiere Pro sends the export request to the Adobe Media Encoder.
From the Export Settings dialog box, click Queue to send Premiere Pro sequences into the standalone Adobe Media Encoder queue. From the queue, you can encode sequences into one or more formats, or take advantage of other features.
When the standalone Adobe Media Encoder is rendering and exporting in the background, you can continue to work in Premiere Pro. Adobe Media Encoder encodes the most recently saved version of each sequence in the queue.
In my experience, a lot of exports are faster if you don't queue them, especially when scaling is involved.
For example, several times I've needed to export a DV clip from Cannon MXF HD so it could be edited on a PP CS2 system. With a 30 minute 720p clip scaled & letterboxed into a DV 3X4 sequence, Queuing would take around 20 minutes, direct export around 5 minutes.
I've read posts before that describe technically the difference, but I can only paraphrase. The Direct Export will use Hardware Acceleration for some things like Scaling and Deinterlacing that are laid off to the CPUs when the items are queued.
I don't think lasvideo's AME quote addressed or contradicts this.
What Stephen said.
Direct export and unchecked render with maximum depth. Export of 1hour 45min took 1hour. This is the solution. Thanks everybody for help.