View Full Version : long pause before render window appears

09-07-2004, 03:59 PM
For my current project I'm editing DV from a portable USB-2 drive (client requirement). It's actually working surprisingly well, except when it comes to rendering the project back out to DV:

When I pull up the Render Project window, VT sits and chews on the USB drive for 5 minutes before the Render window will appear (it's a 45 minute project). It looks like the Render window is cacheing off an instance of the project so that it can render it even as I'm changing the one in VT-Edit (which makes sense). But in my case, it's a major pain since I have to render a bunch of little sections for DVD production, and each time I want to render a one-minute section, I have to wait 5 minutes for the Render window to appear... :p

Aside from not using USB, is there a better way to do this? (Batch rendering?)

Thanks, Y'all! -MG.

09-07-2004, 04:08 PM
Exact same thing happens to me when doing long form DV off of my external FW drive.
It even slows down when I pop a render window open for a long DV project when they are on the raid. Not nearly as much, but some.

So at least it is not just you.

Try copying just the section you need to render to a blank new Tedit. then render from there. Should be quicker without the entire 45 to chew on.


09-07-2004, 04:10 PM
You could also select a range of clips, right-click on it, and choose "Render Selected" That should work.

Paul Lara
09-07-2004, 11:33 PM
You guys probably already know this, but such a lag in window response can be caused if nVidia's Desktop Manager is running.

09-28-2004, 09:30 AM
Sorry for the delay in replying, had to leave my main project for a quickie.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Faraz' "render selections" still has a pretty good pause, but I didn't know that option was there :p and it's so convenient for what I'm doing I'll probably use it anyway. Jim gets the award for the quickest solution (copying off the clips to a new VT-Edit) - instant gratification. Paul, I've been burned in the past by NView, so it's usually the first thing I check. :D

Thanks again everyone! -MG.