Hi. Long time user of VMS, now at VMS9.
I am rendering 4:3 SD digital camcorder video to WMV 720x480 for Youtube HQ. Most projects in the 4-8 minute range total.
When I render the 1st time - a 4 minute project is rendered in perhaps 8 minutes. VMS9 drives my quad core system with 4 Gb to 75% cpu busy. If I render the same project, with or without minor edits, the next and subsequent renders take 3x as long and the system will only reach 25% busy.
If I close VMS9 and restart it before rendering - I see the faster render speed. It seems as if VMS thinks there is a system constraint after the first time.
Any ideas why this happens? It also happened with VMS7.