Hi, I'm new around here, and I have a huge problem.
I have a video, filmed with an HD camera, 1920x1080, with a lot of cuts, and with another video track on top of it of a flash animation (exported as AVI) with a color key, blending in with the HD footage. The flash thing is only for a few seconds at the beginning and again a few seconds at the end of the video, the rest is normal footage, and everything adds up to 11 minutes. It's made for YouTube (I believe that has to be taken under consideration when talking about codecs and other stuff - which I really don't know anything about)..
I've been exporting it for a while (with Premiere Pro CS6), for about 3-4 hours now, and the estimated time left keeps going up - 60 hours right now, and it's only at 4% of the exporting process... This is a nightmare! Please help, how can I export it faster? What am I doing wrong?
I have a Lenovo laptop (about 3 years old), and the specifications are: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M370 @ 2.40 GHz and 3 GB RAM (2.74 usable) ...I'm not 100% sure what all of that means, but I can asume that it's bad and not suitable for big video projects (which hasn't crossed my mind, since I've been exporting other smaller videos quite fast).
Oh and I also read that it's good to export it on an external drive, so I should probably mention, it's exporting on an external HDD (that's pretty new, I bought it a few months ago).
I'm exporting as H.264, HD 720p 23,976 fps
That's pretty much everything that might come in useful to get the picture.. Please help. And sorry if I'm being a newbie, I know this can be cringe-worthy sometimes. Thanks in advance!