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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

My boss is trying to increase the speed of our DVD burning. Most videos are under 1 hour. But we had 1hour 30 min a video that was cut and exported in Imovie.

The exporting alone took over an 1hour 15 min itself.

Now the using Visual hub software the DVD encode + burn took a whopping 1 hour 45/50 min???????

I have suggested more RAM to him....but I need to bring more to the table if i can. Is there another encoding program that might be better.

Any suggestions please would be great.

Systems:

IMAC 10.7.3 OS Lion
4 Gb of RAM

IMAC 10.6.8 OS Leopard
4Gb of RAM

software:
Visual Hub
Toast 10
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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More RAM isn't going to make a lick of difference. Video encoding uses CPU, unless you can find a program that will use the hardware acceleration built into many computers.

You're not giving us much information on the computers - what are the processors in each?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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Oh yes my bad....

The processors are:

-27" Imac 3.1Ghz intel i5
-the older 21' imac is 3.06 Ghz Intel core Duo 2

But i'm sure a little more ram is gonna hurt either. thanks!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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It has been awhile since I last used VisualHub but does that software utilize all the cores available to it like HandBrake does? Also VisualHub recently got an update (well a patch I think)...are you running the latest versions?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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Try Handbrake for the video conversion - it's multicore aware, and I'm pretty sure that VisualHub isn't, or at least not optimized for it.
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I second the hand break suggestion, being multicore aware makes a bit difference.
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There are a lot of variables here, such as the size and format of the original file. I don't follow why you are using another programme before turning it over to Toast. Toast will handle both the file encode and the burning of the disk.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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OK thanks for all of your suggestions.
I'm gonna most likely try Handbrake......

As long as I can i do mpeg encoding to CD-R I'm all for it
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AFAIK handbrake doesn't have support for burning DVDs or creating the tree format to create them.

I just got an iMac i5 2.3ghz and I was hoping for quicker than realtime conversion. Toast seems to be ok however not entirely sure if it supports multi core.
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