Is it supposed to take this long?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by FriedApple, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. FriedApple macrumors newbie

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    I have a 35 min video that is MP-4/AAC and 640x480 that I want to convert to flv. I am using Quicktime Pro with high quality settings for the output.

    My system is a MacBook Pro 17" 2.16 Core Duo with 2 gigs of ram.

    Estimated time remaining is over 3 hours.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to make it faster? It seems this is always a problem when i am converting any video at all... ever... even with my old G5.

    Mark
     
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

    Mydriasis

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    Encoding video takes long!

    Animations even longer, the average frame in the movie Toy Story (i.e. 1/24 of a second) took 6 hours to render and some of the more complicated ones up to 90 hours. And they were not using the average joe computer.

    So to sum it up, 3 hours for 35 min of video is not much at all.
     
  3. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    Yea, I normally run these on my machine after I go to bed at night.

    -T
     
  4. faustfire macrumors 6502a

    faustfire

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    3D animations are rendered not encoded. Totally different things.:)
     
  5. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

    Mydriasis

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    Which is why I said rendered when referring to animations, read carefully buddy.;)
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

    zioxide

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    Yes but when making animated movies, they have to render the 3d animations and then encode it. :)
     
  7. faustfire macrumors 6502a

    faustfire

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    But you compare rendering 3d animations to encoding video like they are the same thing.

    Apples and oranges, buddy.
     

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