- April 18, 2010 at 1:30 am
I have been using the latest CoreMelt Glows and Blurs and well as the FxFactory Pro plugins. I am wondering if the speeds I am seeing is good considering their complexity, or if maybe I have something set up wrong. I have a 8 core 2.8 Ghz INtel Xeon Mac with 10 GB of ram running Leopard 10.5.8 with a ATI Radeon HD 3870 video card. The Video footage is HDV 1080i60 (1440×1080). The video is on a 6 drive raid that is very fast and rendering is set to a different drive and of course Final Cut is on the System drive (a third drive). If I add 1 of the plugins to a video clip, the line above the clip turns orange and playback becomes somewhat jumpy. If I render a 1.5 minute clip, it takes about 4 minutes. I would appreciate anyones insight into if this is what others are seeing or if I have something really slowing things down. Many thanks for your help and best.
- April 18, 2010 at 2:29 am
Are you rendering in HDV or have you set the render to ProRes in the sequence render tab? It sounds about right for HDV and it should be a bit faster going to ProRes. An Orange line suggests some heavy rendering required so slower than real time is to be expected.
- April 18, 2010 at 3:15 am
Thanks for your input. I am not rendering to ProRez. The renders are the same as the source HDV 1080i60 (1440×1080). If I export the 1.5 minute clip it takes about 4 minutes as well. If someone who uses these plugins could see what speed they are seeing it would be of interest. I was hoping it could be speeded up but I may be dreaming.
- April 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm
Why renders to a third drive?
There’s a noise industries forum as well.
- April 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm
Its faster to render to a different drive other than the system drive or where the original video files reside hence having a third drive. If you mean Creative Cow has a Noise Industries forum they do and thanks for the information. I posted my question there. Noise Industries does not have their own forum on their site that I can find though. Best
- April 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm
Noise doesn’t have a forum on their website BECAUSE they have a forum here. This is true for many, many manufacturers who prefer to offer their direct support at the COW.
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- April 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm
[Liv Khalsa] “Its faster to render to a different drive other than the system drive or where the original video files reside hence having a third drive. “
But if it’s a slow drive, your renders will be more slow. I’d render to the fastest drive you have.
- April 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm
I have no slow drives. All my drives are the same exact speed except for my raid which is only faster for playback – not recording.
The length of time that the rendering is taking has very little to do with drive speed. I has to do with the plugins taking time to do what they do. With the same video clip with the plugin off the rendering takes about 4 times less time.
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