G5 taking aaaages on Compressor H264 encoding

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bigandy, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    #1
    i'm using a dual core 2.0Ghz G4, and have a bit of a problem - on Compressor, it seems to easily get to 9% (like, in under 10 seconds) when doing H264 encoding - Quicktime 7 400kbps for streaming..

    .. and after this, it slows down and can sometimes say up to 55hrs to complete in Batch Monitor after finaly getting to 10% (which, from 9, can take up to two hours)...

    i'm going to be wiping the machine, reinstalling everything, but is there any reason this could be happening?

    (we're talking a 55min FCP film)
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    I'm assuming you are using Final Cut Studio? I have the same problem with h.264 encoding on a Mac Pro. After 20 hours of trying to convert a DV file to the latest iPod resolutoin, I gave up and used QuickTime Pro.
     
  3. bigandy thread starter macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    yeah i'm using FCS 5.1.

    it's doing my nut in. i'll try QTPro, but it's really annoying that Compressor won't do it right. :(
     

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