5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 4:54 AM by RyanManUtd
RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

Hi there,

 

Can I know in 10.0.6, for a 5 mins simple video in the timelinw with just video & a few text, how long does 10.0.6 takes to transcode the file after you click share ?

 

As compared to 10.0.4, I find the new 10.0.6 takes so much longer.

 

Is that the experience for everyone or is it just me ?

 

Thanks


15.4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" iMac - 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB ATI Radeon HD, i5 QuadCore
  • 1. Re: How long does FCPX 10.0.6 takes to transcode & share a file ?
    Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    It all depends what the  video format in the timeline is and what you are converting it to.

     

    The particular hard drive it is on or being sent to with relation to the app etc. can also make a significant difference.

  • 2. Re: How long does FCPX 10.0.6 takes to transcode & share a file ?
    RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Ian R. Brown wrote:

     

    It all depends what the  video format in the timeline is and what you are converting it to.

     

    The particular hard drive it is on or being sent to with relation to the app etc. can also make a significant difference.

    Thanks Ian,

     

    The video format in both 10.0.4 and 10.0.6 are the same. The type & location of the drive are also the same.

     

    Do you find that transcoding it in 10.0.6 took much longer ?

     

    Also, after the transcoding has finished, how do we find out the time it has taken ? (i know if we sent to compressor, it has a statistic of it. But if we were to transcode straight from FCPX, can we find out how long it took ?)

     

    Thanks

  • 3. Re: How long does FCPX 10.0.6 takes to transcode & share a file ?
    Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    I own a watch. 

  • 4. Re: How long does FCPX 10.0.6 takes to transcode & share a file ?
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,225 points)

    FWIW, I am running SL (as your profile indicates you are) and have not noticed slower exports in 10.0.6,( although I have encountered some flakiness that didn't exist for me in earlier versions). But there have been others who have reported slow-downs since the update, so maybe it's a system-specific issue.

     

    I'm told that FCPX export performance also relies heavily on the GPU. Possibly the update optimized it more for later generation hardware? (Just speculating.)

     

    As to comparing Compressor to FCP speeds: I would expect, for example, a PR project exported as h.264 to be somewhat faster out of FCP than bringing the fully-rendered PR file into Compressor and outputting h.264. (If you wanted to test this, you could follow the progress in the background task monitor and time it manually.)

     

     

    Russ

  • 5. Re: How long does FCPX 10.0.6 takes to transcode & share a file ?
    RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Russ H wrote:

     

    As to comparing Compressor to FCP speeds: I would expect, for example, a PR project exported as h.264 to be somewhat faster out of FCP than bringing the fully-rendered PR file into Compressor and outputting h.264. (If you wanted to test this, you could follow the progress in the background task monitor and time it manually.)

     

     

    Russ

    Thanks Russ, actually I was referring to whether ther's any statistics by FCPX itself to show how long it took to transcode the file after clicking sharing ?

     

    I know previously in Compressor has ...