Hi guys, I've been playing around with some video stuff and I'm noticing that it seems to take an awful long time for a video file (MP4, MKV,Etc.) to be encoded so it can be put on a DVD (Using Toast 11). My iMac is a couple of years old, no ssd's but it's 2.8 ghz I7 with 16 gb of ram. The origin and destination of the encoded files are the iMac's C drive. Is this normal? Now it looks like to encode a 1.5 GB file will take the best part of 24 hrs..yikes!!
Kevin in CT
You didn't mention how long the video is, are you producing dvd chapters?, what edl you used for editing, what your editing source material codec is, what your output codec was.
With the 64 NLE's like fcp eX, or Premier, just because you can drop every type of file in it and edit doesn't mean that somewhere down line you have to end up with one cohesive clip.
Personally unless your running avid, we put everything into pro res 422 10 bit before we start the editorial process and then decide how to set up the NLE either using the full source, or working as proxy.
At least prores allows for less rending on the machine when you go to output, unless your running effects or a tone of filters and transitions.
I haven't been requested to burn playable dvd's in a long time, but read the toast manual or find a forum that deals with toast and they'll know from trial and error the best source codec to work from.
It probably with be mpg2 at 720.