Video Rendering

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  1. josephmccutchen macrumors member

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    A few days ago, I posted a question about which MacBook Pro I should get, and I appreciate the comments I received. However, I have another question: I've seen the differences in video rendering between the 13" Intel Core 2 Duo and the 15" Core i5 & i7. What about DVD burning w/ iDVD? On my MacBook, it would take about 7 hours to burn a DVD. Is it any faster w/ the i5 & i7 chips? Any comments regarding this are greatly appreciated.:)
     
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  3. josephmccutchen thread starter macrumors member

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    Video rendering

    Yes, on the burn part, I understand; however, during those 7 hours, most of the time is spent processing movies, slideshows, encoding video, audio, etc. Surely the RAM and/or processor would have an impact on that wouldn't it?
     
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    CPU will have the most impact, then RAM and the write speed of the ODD can be a factor to, but iDVD encodes the video to a video DVD compatible format first, then it burns the DVD.

    Thus the i5/i7 will be faster, but I think iDVD will not use all available resources with those CPUs, the i7 can have up to four threads, and iDVD will only use two.
     
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    Video rendering

    Thanks a lot!!! :)
     

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