CoreMelt and Noise Industries FxFactory Pro render speeds
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.