Video Encoding Speed/Time/Benchmarks

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BrittQ, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

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    I am going to purchase my first mac in Januarary. I plan on doing a decent amount of video work.

    I am looking for video encoding times or benchmarks to help me with my decision. Anyone have a link to this type of data?


    Feel free to post your specs and results.
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi Britt,

    What do you plan to encode into? mpeg2? h.264? .mov?
    that would help us b/c the format determines which software is used.

    ie. i use bitvice to encode mpeg2s on my 2.66 mac pro and a 1.5 hour movie will take about 4.5-5 hours.

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  3. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Keebler,

    I will be doing a variety of types (mainly mpeg2 and h.264). I guess what I want to know is what % performance (video encoding speed) increase is there between a macbook - mbp - and mac pro/quad/octo:)

    So I can evaluate cost and performance according to my needs and resources.

    I was hoping someone somewhere had done a test amoungst several computers with the same file and software.

    But if that doesn't exist, it would help if people could post their details.
     
  4. csimon2 macrumors member

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    If you are trying to gauge what are the fastest encoders on the mac, the Episode products from Telestream are very efficient and multi-core aware. For MPEG-2, MainConcept is very fast, especially on a quad-core system. BitVice is quite slow, but it does have a good MPEG-2 encoder, moreso for interlaced sources than for progressive sources.
     
  5. scamateur macrumors member

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    "barefeats.com" has lots of comparison data of the type I think you are looking for.
     
  6. scamateur macrumors member

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    Also, Primate Labs posts tons of results using their benchmarking application "Geekbench" on their site and blog and "Geekbench Result Browser."
     

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