Hi, I'm new to this forum & I'm also new to video editing...so please be nice.

I have a few Q's hopefully anyone here could answer.

Is there any way to tweak a system to speed up rendering? I have this 4 sec segment that has a radial blur effect applied to it, with some areas masked out. It takes several minutes to render it, is that normal?

I've read in some forums before that ATI (9800 pro, the card I have) is not as good with OpenGL as Nvidia is. Does that in any way affect rendering?

These are my specs:
P4 3.2g Prescott
1g Memory (dual channel enabled)
2 hds on separate IDE channels (1 primary & the other as scratch disk & 4 capture)
Win xp pro

Thanks in advance to anyone who could help. :o