Hi there guys, I've just signed up to this forum because I'm at my wit's end and really hoping you'll be able to help me. I'm using Sony Vegas movie studio HD platinum 11 to stitch together a bunch of home movies and create longer vids from them - nothing unusual. There's bugger all in terms of fancy stuff going on, just the occasional fade in and out between clips. Really basic stuff. Now, in terms of setting the software up, I've found the advanced thingy where you tell it to use GPU rendering (my cards are OpenCL compatible and have the very latest drivers - oh yeah, and I have the latest version of SVMSHDP). I've also given the process high priority in task manager.
Now the source video files are 1080p/50i AVCHD files from a Canon Legria HF S20. My output file is Sony AVCHD 1080p/50i also, the idea being that I want to keep all the quality and basically just stitch the clips together. My current project is a 55m video from Christmas last year and it's take 1hr 20m to render. That can't be right, surely.
Using Asus AI suite, I can see that all 8 cores are using from 70-80% most of the time and the fans on my GPUs have sped up so I can only assume they're busy even though I can't prove it. One thing I find odd is that task manager says SVMSHDP is only using around 600MB of RAM, twice that if you add in the FileIOSurrogate. I am only showing 3GB being used in total on the machine. I have my source files on an OCZ Agility 3 SSD and my destination on another, identical drive. I/O seems to be around 270MB/s writing at the moment although that doesn't make sense because over 80 minutes that's 13TB of data .
OS: Windows 8 x64 (I'm a Microsoft Partner with a MAPS subscription before you ask)
CPU: Intel 2600K @ 4.6GHz
MoBo: Asus Maximus V Extreme
RAM: 16GB 1600MHz DDR3
GPU1: ATI HD6970
GPU2: ATI HD6970
HD1: Crucial M4 512Gb SSD (Main drive)
HD2: OCZ Agility 240GB SSD (Destination)
HD3: OCZ Agility 240GB SSD (Source)
HD4: Crucial M4 mSATA 128GB SSD (cache / Pagefile)
I must be missing something! I can't believe all that hardware is soooo sloooooow at rendering
I've provided a screenshot of it in action just in case it helps ...
Thanks in advance guys. Help me Obi Wan. You're my only hope!