We recently purchased an HD camcorder and Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum. After finding that the video rendering took a crazy amount of time for a 5 minute clip (1 hour 30 minutes) I decided to look into ways of speeding it up short of buying a brand new PC.
I should say that the video was captured as 1080p. I upgraded the old processor from a 2 core Phenom to a 6 core Phenom and overclocked it. This seemed to bring down the rendering time by about 1/3. Now I want to see if I can eek a liitle more performance out of the PC. One of the ways that I have come across is to upgrade the graphics card as I have read that with certain software the GPU can be used to help speed up video processing.
I know that not all software is written to take advantage of this feature and with some software turning on this feature can actually slow down video rendering. What I want to ask is, can Sony Vegas take advantage of this feature to speed up processing and would a better GPU lead to slightly faster processing?
Current GPU is NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS