Any way to make compressor a LITTLE faster?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xWhiplash, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. xWhiplash macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009
    I recently got a 2016 MacBook Pro and just performed my first real test with FCPX and Compressor on it. It completely destroys my 2010 Mac Pro in this area, but I would still like a little bit more power. What I am doing, is taking a 2-hour h.264 video, cutting it up a bit, and rendering it out. My laptop, for every minute of source footage, takes a minute to render. So mine took two hours to render that video.

    My 2010 Mac Pro takes around 4 hours, so there definitely is an improvement!
  2. killawat, Mar 1, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017

    killawat macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2014
    Nothing you can do software wise but if you need more oomph you can use something like Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX (Thunderbolt) for compressor hardware acceleration.
  3. xWhiplash thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009
    Should I use something other than h.264? I produced a master file h.264, and it was VERY fast. But it was 33 GB :(
  4. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Get a Mac Pro or PC. We render 10 minutes in 3 minutes on basic i7 PCs with Samsung 950 Pro drives, GTX 1070s, 32 GB of memory even with slow Adobe Premier. I think we have about $1500 into a system.
  5. xWhiplash thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009
    PC is out of the question, I use FCPX.
    Mac Pro was a LOT more expensive than my 2016 MacBook Pro.

    I doubt it would save enough time to warrant a $4,000 difference in price either.. Should I use ProRes instead for smaller files?

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