Pinnacle Studio 8 encoding starts slow - speeds up later

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by slacer, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. slacer

    slacer Guest


    I have big avi (about 2GB) and will split this to fit the size of the media.
    I stop the scene detection an manually split the clips with the timeline slider.

    When the rendering starts with the same codec and settings as the source avi (
    Intel Indeo R3.2) - it is very slow. About a minute from frame to frame in the

    After some time the rendering speeds up. The progress bar is like an

    What is the reason?
    - just two large scenes?
    - the old codec?

    any ideas?

    cpu AMD 1.8 GHz
    RAM 768 MB
    Disk free - about 60 GB

    slacer, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. Don't know, but I had a similar effect, although not as extreme
    as yours. When creating a DVD with about 40 minutes of video, the
    rendering with "best video quality" started quite slow. I estimated
    it would take about 4 hours. After two hours of rendering, the
    progress became much faster and the rest of the video was rendered
    in about half an hour. No signs of worse quality at the end of the
    DVD, also no significant change in video content.

    Thomas Bantel
    Thomas Bantel, Aug 7, 2003
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  3. I found if I turned off FILTERING in the render, it seems to go
    faster from the very start.
    Paul D. Sullivan, Aug 7, 2003
  4. slacer

    Bill S. Guest

    The final speed up of the process that you are seeing is when the
    audio wav file is created. You can watch the process by having
    windows explorer (file manager) open. Click "refresh" once in a
    while. You will see the last file to be generated during the
    rendering is the audio file.
    Bill S., Aug 9, 2003
  5. I turned off Video Filtering - seemed to speed things up nicely.
    Paul D. Sullivan, Aug 9, 2003
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