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Russell Anderson
Any external hardware acceleration available to iMacs to increase transcoding speeds?
on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:41:28 pm

Are there any ways to increase transcoding speeds on an iMac?

Or is the answer to just buy a trash can and be done with it?

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Any external hardware acceleration available to iMacs to increase transcoding speeds?
on Jul 1, 2015 at 11:24:59 pm

You'll need to buy a Mac with faster processors.

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Joseph Owens
Re: Any external hardware acceleration available to iMacs to increase transcoding speeds?
on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:31:03 pm

[Russell Anderson] "Are there any ways to increase transcoding speeds on an iMac?"

More efficient software, and higher speed data throughput between media storage devices.

I find that Adobe Media Encoder can transcode a frame rate conversion, for example, in almost "real time", that is - a 45-minute 23.98 episode takes just under an hour to export a properly interlaced 3:2 cadenced broadcast master. Apple Compressor will consume about 14-15 hours to accomplish the same thing. In the former case, a Solid State e-SATA or Thunderbolt Drive would be an asset, but in the latter case would be a waste of capital because chiseling the digits on a stone tablet would be almost adequate.

jPo

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Russell Anderson
Re: Any external hardware acceleration available to iMacs to increase transcoding speeds?
on Jul 2, 2015 at 7:15:55 pm

I specifically meant making Resolve faster. Was curious if there was any thunderbolt breakouts or anything to distribute the load. Looks like nothing like that exists, unless I create linux clusters with the paid version.

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Marc Wielage
Re: Any external hardware acceleration available to iMacs to increase transcoding speeds?
on Jul 3, 2015 at 6:47:06 am

There will be a way to use a separate computer to handle renders with v12, allowing the other computer to continue working on other projects. But that means buying a second computer.


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