I am compressing roughly 50 minutes of DV content to MPEG-2 using the built in "DVD 90 minutes Best Quality" settings and it is taking about 12 hours. I started the process last night and I figured it would take a couple hours, but it ended up taking 12.
In the past I compressed a 90 minute feature on this Powerbook and it took 19 hours. This was 23.98 footage shot with the DVX-100A. I did the same feature on a dual 2.4ghz G5 computer at work and it took an hour and a half.
My powerbook is 1.5ghz G4, 2 gb RAM, Final Cut 6.0.2, Compressor 3.
Do you have any suggestions, or reasons why it would take this long? Is the G4 processor inadequate when it comes to MPEG-2 compression? Could there be something I do not have configured correctly? Any help would be appreciated...I feel this processing time is a bit ridiculous.