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  • Compressor very slow

    Posted by Paul on October 22, 2005 at 11:10 am

    I’m new to FCP so I was wondering if this was normal. I’m exporting a 90min video from FCP5 using compressor to MPEG2, its been running for 17hrs, with 23hrs left! Is there anyway i can speed it up. I’m using a duel 2.7ghz powerpc g5. The video has not been rendered in FCP ( theres about 6 overlayed tracks in the video) and I exported it using the DVD 150min best quality mpeg2 3.7mbps 2pass VBR setting.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Dennis Lisonbee replied 18 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Thaxter Clavemarlton

    October 22, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    [Paul] “its been running for 17hrs, with 23hrs left!”

    [Paul] “I was wondering if this was normal.”

    Well no, 40 hours to burn one DVD is not considered “normal”.

    Why didn’t you render the FCP timeline?

    You could have burned with iDVD and been done in about 3-4 hours.
    (And made a 2nd copy in less than another 2 hours).

  • Dennis Lisonbee

    October 22, 2005 at 2:44 pm

    The entire 90 minutes have SIX layers? (Multiple video tracks add to the render time.) What filters and how many? (Certain filters can take a long time to render.) What is the source footage? (Uncompressed SDI and HD will take a long time to render. DV is fastest)

    Workflow is important.

    1. Edit
    2. Layer and apply filters
    3. Tweak the filters
    4. “Render All”
    5. View the sequence with a fine tooth comb.
    6, Output the sequence to MPEG 2 via compressor
    7. Author test dvd
    8. Review and test.

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