FCP and Compressor Export Taking WAY too long...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Dukey, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Dukey, Jul 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012

    Dukey macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Hi there,

    I have a 40minute video which I need to export. I added sharpness and adjusting in 3way coloro corrector along with some audio filters as well. I rendered it in FCP 7 and when I was done I sent it to Compressor and tried exporting the video 1280x720 video, auto bit rate, h.264 quicktime.

    It says now that it needs 66hours to finish exporting...... I've done it this way many times before but I'm assuming because of the filters and adjustments made on the video this time, its causing it to take so long. I was wondering if there was the a better way to approach this. Thank you.

    Oh yea and my specs are

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
  2. hsilver macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    New York
    Did you applied the sharpness filter in FCP and not Compressor? It should not be that long. After rendering, did you go to export and choose 1st option - QuickTime – not QuickTime conversion –and make it self-contained and bring that into Compressor? Still might be several hours but more like 5 - 16, not 60+ with a Duo Core MBP. But if you apply filters in Compressor or even a slight anti-alias, it can take a tremendous time to convert. This has been my experience. If anyone else knows how to speed up the process I'd like to know.
  3. Dukey thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011
    All filter were done in final cut. Nothing in Compressor. I rendered it FCP before export.

    I did not make it self contained. I just went to file>send to> compressor. I'm messing with the data bit rate to lower the speed will look into it more.

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