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  • Calculating Compression Render Times

  • Chip Hess

    November 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I have been asked to bid on a huge compression project, for DL DVD.

    I can estimate file sizes using the various bitrate calculators.
    But does anyone know how one might estimate how many hours
    such a task might take, given certain computer specs?

    I’d like to bill hourly
    and give a ballpark idea of the total.


  • Jason Brown

    November 12, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Are u talking mpeg2 SD-DVD? Or bluray?

  • Chip Hess

    November 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

    mpeg2 SD-DVD Dual Layer

  • Jason Brown

    November 12, 2012 at 3:14 am

    nevermind then…I had an idea for h264 bluray compression.

  • Richard Quiner

    November 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    There are a lot of different variable with this. It will largely depend on your computer specs. if you have a good processor and plenty of ram it should be relatively quick. Also the source will affect the speed. i recently did several DVDs from an SD source and encoding the video took about 45 minute – 1 hour per 2 hours of footage. If I were you, I would just run some benchmark tests on the system you’ll be using with footage that is similar to your source to get some ball park estimates. Good Luck!

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