I shot 45 minutes of stereo VR footage (6400x6400 frame size, 29.97 fps) and after adding color correction, rotation, adaptive de-noise and re-sharpen I got 2000 hours estimate to render and encode to H264. This is on maxed out MacBook Pro 2018.
I'm thinking it's time to build a video rendering machine, so I can edit, render and encode larger projects without keeping a laptop running for months. Any recommendations for what kind of hardware to get? Number of cores vs base clock vs memory speed and so on?
The render times break down like this:
- 2-pass VBR and all effects = 2000 hours, CPU at 100%, GPU at 5%
- 1-pass VBR and all effects = 800 hours, CPU at 100%, GPU at 5%
- 1-pass VBR and Lumetri Color + VR Re-Orient = 400 hours, CPU at 20%, GPU at 5%
It seems like I need to hit hard on CPU power and disk/memory speed, since that last estimate means I am I/O bound.