Intel Core Duo or C2D - iMovie benchmark needed

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by sigamy, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    MacWorld stated that a C2D 2.16Ghz iMac rendered the aged video effect in 52 seconds on a 1 minute clip.

    On my 2.16Ghz C2D iMac this takes much longer.

    Can someone run this test and report back your speeds?
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    What about the RAM? Were the RAM specs different?

    If so, it would be expected yours would be slower (...if you had less RAM)
     
  3. sigamy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The opposite actually. They had 1gb, I have 2gb. And I probably have more OS and iMovie updates than they had.
     
  4. sigamy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can anyone with an Intel iMac run this for me?

    Take a 1 minute movie and apply the Aged Film effect.

    How long does it take to render?
     
  5. ClaphamChris macrumors regular

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    Hi there

    20" 2.0Ghz Core Duo, 1.5GB RAM. Nothing else running, bar Finder.

    2 mins 48 secs.

    Hope that helps. Can't imagine Macworld's machine was really that fast somehow....


    Chris
     
  6. sigamy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here is what I've found from a few small tests---

    When you take a project that was started on PPC and then opened on an Intel Mac any rendering of effects will take longer than a project you start brand new on the Intel Mac.

    I have a project created on my iMac G4. I open this on my new C2D iMac. I take a 1 minute clip and apply the Aged Film effect. It takes nearly 2 minutes to render the effect.

    I then create a new project on the C2D iMac. I import the same 1 minute footage (full quality DV). I apply the Aged Fillm effect. It takes 55 seconds to render.

    Can anyone else confirm this behavior? Any clues? Is iMovie being moved into Rosetta mode when you open a project that was created on PPC?
     

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