I'm currently rendering from FCP5.0 using the DVD 2pass preset. It seems like the rendering times on many sequences are quite high(like almost 5 hours for a 90 minute sequence). My system is a Dual 2.0 G5. The only thing I can think of that may be causing a problem is I'm currently caprturing media onto a Lacie D2 firewire 800 dirve. the times seem to be the same rendering the files onto the internal Hd and the Lacie.
Just wondering anyone can tell me a good benchmark to judge my render times by. Also will it go faster is I put the media on the internal HD and render from there?
It usually is faster to use the internal hard drives. On a Quad G5 2.5GHz, I get about 1x to 1.1x encode times. So, on a Dual G5 2GHz, I could expect that similar encodes could be up to 2.5x due to Apple's encoder being capable of using multiple cores. And if you were to enable some of the more "advanced" tools in Compressor 2, then this could add even longer encode times.