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Thomas Fink
endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:35:53 am

Hi,
I have a problem with the render time using animated buttons with CS5.
I've done a menu template with Photoshop (1920x1080, 12 animated buttons, background picture).
After assigning chapter and generating index I started to render the menus.
But 1/4 of one menu take more then 8h (QuadCore 4Ghz) and I have 14 menus.
The problem is that only one core is used by encore for rendering the menu. So only around 25% CPU by encore.exe is used.
It also does not use AME even if I have set it in the option.
Is there a different way how menus are rendered compared to the timeline?
Is it possible to render the animated menus by AME not by encore?


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 10, 2011 at 2:50:38 pm

hi thomas,
there is no other way then encode menus within encore! this is a stupid thing!

even if you take previously encoded assets encore will transcode them again to MPEG2HD - and this as well when your project-transcoding-settings are set to H264.

if you have time for a walk, and would like to get in BD-spec-authoring you should have a look at EasyBD + IGEditor.

http://www.dvd-logic.com/

If you´ll learn how to use it, this is a great application-combination.

there are demo-versions available.


cheers

danny


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Thomas Fink
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:37:23 pm

Thanks for the info but I cannot believe that the rendering of the menus will take that long and only uses on core.
Since this would need days for transcoding just one 15s animated menu.
I still think this is a setting or a configuration problem.
It would be interesting if others have the same issue that transcoding of menus with animated buttons will take that long.


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 10, 2011 at 8:57:52 pm

the answer is NO.

what are you using? MAC or PC?

cheers

danny


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Thomas Fink
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 10, 2011 at 9:39:29 pm

Its a PC and CS5.


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 10, 2011 at 9:58:03 pm

thomas,
there must be something wrong on your configuration.

I´m using CS5 on different mac computer (desktop and laptop) and it´s everywhere running fast.

cheers

danny


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Thomas Fink
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Mar 14, 2011 at 8:28:28 am

The long encoding problem was removed after uninstalling different video SW and codec packs. I don't know what exactly it was but it's much faster transcoding now.


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Daniel Ross
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Jul 17, 2011 at 6:18:16 pm

Dan, thanks for chiming in that you use Encore CS5 on a Mac -- my problem is similar to those reported. I have the animated motion menus in my DVD project (TV Menu & TV Submenu). When I render the project, the first HOURS are devoted to rendering the menus. This morning, for example, I started it at 1115 and now, 8 menus later at 1416, it just finished cooking the menus.

I'm running Encore CS5 on a Late 2009 iMac with 4gb of RAM, and the files live on a hard-wired outboard media drive. All other programs are closed.

I noted that the TV Menus are pre-defined to not transcode, which I thought was odd, but lots of this is new to me.

I'd love to know how to do this faster. Any ideas??

best!
DCR


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Thomas Fink
Re: endless encoding of animated buttons
on Oct 30, 2011 at 12:30:33 pm

Hi,
I think I found a solution of this Encore bug:
First I start Premiere and then Encore since the Encore timeline is connected to Premiere.
Second I clean the Encore media cache in the preferences.
When I start then the rendering of the motion menus the rendering is faster.
Which of the two things mentioned above fixes this issue I don't know yet, maybe both of them.
The strange thing is that if I look in the processes, the Premiere process is running between 30-60% the Encore process only 10-20%.
But still the quadcore CPU is by far not utilized and the hard disk is also not busy.
The motion menue rendering is not efficiently programmed.
BR


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