Hi,I am using Premier cs5.5. I was using Sony pd170s to film local dance school events and other similar type of functions. After editing I usually export to mpeg2 and produce dvds. No problems..I have since gone to Hi Def and although I don't have any issues with editing HD, when I go to export the films to mpeg2 the time it takes to export is nuts! Eg. A two and a half hour show can take almost 24 hours to export. I set the media encoder to export 'mpeg2-high quality dvd'. I recently done a three hour 45 minute show and it is taking an estimated 46 hours to export!
My setting for export are,mpeg2, 720x576, 5 on the quality (max), 2 pass vbr, target bitrate set to 8,'max render quality' and 'use previews' box ticked.
The sequence source is 1440 x 1080 and the output is 720 x 576.
Am I doing something wrong here? My pc system is, Intel xeon twin processors, 6 gb ram, and a 7950 gt video card. I have a feeling that because I am down scaling to dvd format, that this is why it takes so long. Any theories? I don't want to produce Bluray disks at this stage, only dvds. Thanks and Cheers!