Any system powerful enough to capture and render simultaneously?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by HiC, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. HiC

    HiC Guest

    Processing video and rendering for DVD seems to take every ounce of
    muscle a system has. Is there any system powerful enough to capture
    video with one program while rendering a project with another without
    HiC, Apr 7, 2007
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    First of all, what NLE are you using?
    I know that this is possible with Sony's Vegas as it's being done daily
    by numerous users - and the computer is not necessarily the latest and

    Mike Kujbida, Apr 7, 2007
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    xeaglecrest Guest

    I have a 3 year old Gateway 3.0 ghz with 512 memory running Windows XP
    Home Edition. I can render with Pinnacle Studio 9 and capture with
    Scenalyzer Live thru the fire-wire cable at the same time. I always do
    a fresh re-boot right before I start.
    xeaglecrest, Apr 7, 2007
  4. Perhaps you should reveal what hardware and software
    you are using so that we can understand your viewpoint?
    I wouldn't characterize the situation as "taking every ounce
    of muscle a system has" for many years now. If I look at
    the CPU usage, it is pretty hard to make it go to 100%.
    Richard Crowley, Apr 7, 2007
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    PTravel Guest

    I'm not really sure what you mean. I routinely capture and render at the
    same time. Capturing DV takes very little processing power. What little is
    taken by the capture software simply means that renders will take a little
    longer. When I edit in a Premiere Pro, I usually render as I go -- unless
    I'm doing an elaborate composite, it takes a fraction of a second to render
    a typical transition and only slightly longer for a correction or title.

    If you're talking about true capture, i.e. digitizing an analog video
    signal, there are capture cards that do all the work on the card and don't
    load the CPU significantly.
    PTravel, Apr 7, 2007
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Give the OP a break. "Render for DVD", most likely refers
    to MPEG2 encoding. These all in one NLE/Authoring suites
    and burning suites, that lead the uninformed to believe you can
    "Burn" an AVI to DVD; have made a mess of the terminology.

    With your DV "capture" it's more a matter of maintaining a stable
    through put across the system from DV source through to your
    capture file. The primary and most effective measure for that is
    to have a separate "Capture" drive, (as Master, where that applies).

    Ken Maltby, Apr 8, 2007
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Try the NAV 2007, its AppSvr32.exe kept grabbing a
    whole processor, lucky I have two. (That was the last straw
    for Norton, though, dumped the bloated thing for good this

    Ken Maltby, Apr 8, 2007
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    I concur wholeheartedly. I dumped Norton a few years ago for the same
    reasons and went with Trend Micro's PC-Cillin. FAR less invasive.
    I've also heard good things about NOD 32.

    Mike Kujbida, Apr 8, 2007
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