Recently bought a HP XW6600, Quad Core Xeon E5420, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVD+/-RW, +extra 500GB (7200rpm) second drive, Nvidia quadro FX 1700 512MB Graphics, - mainly to edit HDV/SD footage In Premiere CS3.
I captured 30 secs of HD footage, applied a duration/speed of 50% which extended the footage to 60 secs and then rendered it.
I was hoping that it would render in a few seconds but it took 2.5 mins. My previous pc - this test would take 5 mins.
So the HP is 2 times quicker at rendering then my old machine (pentium 4) but for me this seems really slow still.
What times can you guys achieve?, and what can I do to speed up rendering time? Will a matrox card (RT.X2) make any difference?
Any ideas would be really appreciated .