2008 Mac Pro & Compressor 3

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  1. LeKiD macrumors regular

    LeKiD

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    Hey guys, I was wondering if some people used the New mac pro (2.8/3/3.2) to encode some Best DVD (60/90/120 min.) in compressor. I would be curious to know what have been your results on DV and HDV.
     
  2. HD Shooter macrumors member

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    Me Too

    I should be placing my order soon and will be doing plenty of the same as you mentioned.

    HDV to DVD 60-90 etc.

    Check out the guy who encoded from an eye tv and beat his old OCTO 3hgz by quite a margin! with a 2.8ghz early 2008!

    That really got me going on thinking the base machine is just fine.
     
  3. LeKiD thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got you, I've seen this post before putting this one up. The thing is that compressor's behavior is probably different then "eye tv". So I'm still wondering how much faster this will be. I made the jump yesterday, ordered my 8800 8-core 2.8 GHz. The only thing is that I read in few places that the speed was not necessarily different from some other machines since it creates this bottle neck situation. Still, I'm encoding right now a 2h hdv shoot and it will take around 50 hours to encode in MPEG-2. That's what I would like to hear about, how is compressor doing with encoding. At least, with a multi-core, I would be able to do other things compared to my over powered single 1.8 G5.
     
  4. LeKiD thread starter macrumors regular

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    well... it was compressed with popcorn I think.
     
  5. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I have used Compressor 3 on this bad Larry...

    Below is for a 1 hour video...

    Standard Definition compressed at Fast 90min:

    1 Core - Took about about an hour or real time.
    8 Cores - 10 minutes!

    Below here is for 10 minutes HD DVD MPEG-2 30min:

    1 Core - 25-30 minutes.
    8 Cores - 10 minutes, real time.

    Below here is for 10 minute HD DVD H.264 60min:

    1 Core - Took about 6 minutes.
    8 Cores - Took about 1 minute or less.

    LOVE IT!

    Edit: Updated times.
     
  6. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    Geez! Darthraige, those are some great numbers. I can't wait for my MP to arrive.
     
  7. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Actually, wait, I did the HD one wrong, standby for it to updated.

    Edit - Updated the times above. ^^^^^^
     
  8. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    No worries, those numbers are still way better than my dual 2.5ghz G5.


    C'mon Apple, get those 8800's out the door!
     
  9. LeKiD thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wait! That's amazing! I mean, even the 1 core! What is this one core that you have!? I'm on a single core 1.8 GHz and a 2 hour video takes up to 50 hours to encode in fast 120 min. Geez! A one core was giving you 1:1 ratio... that's pretty amazing! Unless I got a weird PowerMac G5, I'm at 25:1.

    Can't wait to get my hands on my 8-core 2.8 8800!!!! That's a lot of 8!!!!
     
  10. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    That 1 Core was just the 1 Core turned on, on the 8-Core machine. Same machine (2 x 2.8GHz Quad-Core), only I just set it to 1 Core and not 8. :) Blazing fast!
     
  11. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Can you turn on and off the cores as you wish?
     
  12. HD Shooter macrumors member

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    Standard Def

    Thanks for the info Darth but that was Standard def to standard def dvd on the first one right? Still very fast but my 2.0 G5(s) was good with standard def.

    Certainly not 2008 fast but..... when compressing HDV or Apple Intermediate 1080i the times go WAY up.

    I have read somewhere that HDV captured with a black magic card renders to SD DVD in better than real time on the "old" macpro. That would be sweet.

    Even faster is always nice too.
     
  13. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Yea, 1-8. So you could set 4 if you want and still use the beast to do other tasks. It's fannnnnntastic.
     
  14. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Yes, Standard Def to Standard Def for the first, True HD 1080i60 for the middle one.
     

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