I am cutting a feature that we shot, mostly at 4K, on a prosumer machine:
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4g
Windows 7 x64
The project is currently at just under 110mins, and I am familiar with exporting HQ renders in h264, but I'm wondering if anyone has advice for the fastest possible draft quality render time, just for sound mixing reference.
I tried h264 at 480/24p (technically 720x300 since its an anamorphic frame), CBR @ 1mbps and it was coming in around 56 hours to render.
So I have several questions for you gurus out there:
Can I go further down on the bitrate without some kind of major image destruction?
Is there a better/faster/easier codec to utilize? Don't care about quality really, but it has to be readable so the sound mixer can see thats happening for sfx timing and dialogue syncing.
Should I not go through Media Encoder at all and just export directly from premiere?
Should I do the picture separately to the audio?
Should I break it up into smaller sections? (seems like a good option but might actually take longer cumulatively?)
Any other advice would help greatly, I heard WMV is a fast low-quality codec...any truth in that?
Thanks in advance!