It takes me 15-20 minutes to render a 1 minute long 640x480 wmv video, or 30-40 minutes to render a 1 minute long 1280x720 wmv video. The videos have 1 audio track, and 1 video track, no effects. I read other posts and believe my sliders havent been moved, and my compositing mode is source alpha. Ive tried playing with bit rates, they reduce file size (which is great) but render speed doesnt change at all. To me, and from what I have heard, my rendering times are 2-3x longer than other peoples.
the only thing that will effect rendering speed I have found is if I render in different resolutions. Even rendering in different formats didnt make any difference.
Is there any settings that I can fiddle with that can possibly reduce my rendering times...
My computer is:
dell xps m1330
Intel Dou CPU T7500 2.2 GHz processor
Project settings are
Internet 480 29.97fps
CBR (tried Variables - actually made it longer..)
192 kbps 48 hz
bit rate 1.5
video rendering quality best
I have a hdr xr550 sony handycam - video goes into pmb first, and then into vegas HD Plat 10
I know that there MUST be something wrong with my vegas or the vegas settings, which I have no clue - Ive tried rendering in all the different wmv formats with different qualities and different bit and all are the same speed
I know this because, if I take a 1 minute long 720 - 30fps HD video and render it in Windows Movie Maker it renders in 5 minutes, and then take that same video and render it to the same resolution in Vegas it will take 30 minutes in Vegas...!!! Ive also tried 2 other programs, and they also render much faster than vegas, but not as fast as windows movie maker, and in my opinion they are awful programs to use so I dont want to...
Unfortunately, I only was able to test this using a video from a flip camera. If I was able to do this with video from my handycam I wouldnt even be posting here, because Id be using windows movie maker right now and would have saved myself about 300 hours of time in the past several months..
I cannot render my videos directly from my handycam since windows movie maker doesnt accept the original file type they are recorded in!!
converting will do no good, Ive tried this before - loose quality - takes just as long..
At least now I KNOW it is Vegas, and NOT my computer...
So please, any suggestions?!?