I'm using Premier Elements 11 to prep some custom-sequenced Bluray discs, for strictly private use; and, I belong to various sites that offer good source material in either 1080 or 720 formats. My question is, which type of format should I grab and use, if my goal is to make the encoding and burning process faster?
Either format is good enough quality for my purposes; my REAL problem is all-too-frequent computer crashes, after long periods of encoding work, before anything gets stored on my HD in final form, ready to burn.
I realize that the working presumption is, since 1080 files are much bigger, they obviously will take longer. But, Premier doesn't and won't burn Bluray discs in 720P format; it only burns in 1080p format. So, for all I know, it might be faster and easier for it to:
(1) simply take any and all 1080 frames that are in my source, and put those quickly and easily into the corresponding time slots, on my videos;
-- rather than --
(2) have to generate an entirely new picture, in 1080 format, every time it encounters a frame or sample in 720 format.
Is there a known and reliable answer to this question?
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If you have overclocked your CPU you may have overdone it. Otherwise I agree that you need more/better cooling.They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.
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since I didn't get an answer, I tried it, using 1080 and 720 versions of exactly the same video source.
The 720p version (990 Mb) encoded slightly faster, at 27:52 min/sec.
The 1080p version (1.38 Gb) took 31:33.
Not enough difference to make any difference, by my standards . . .