Did you ever wish there was a database showing Vegas 12 speed with various CPU/GPU options in actual use?
Data for this is currently sparse and typically not helpful to make a specific upgrade decision.
I'm building this tabulation, and would appreciate that all Vegas 12 users volunteer to help.Objective:
Users apply the resulting tabulation to predict performance before upgradingProject:
Generate a table of CPU / GPU performance with Vegas 12, scientificly from many users
Vegas 12 users - here's your chance to help others, and compare your results.
Every Vegas 12 User's measurement is important, from the most modest, to the fastest and most radical hardware.
This simple project takes as little as ten minutes.
Who has the fastest render time???
I am not affiliated with any vendor of hardware or software specified to be used in this benchmarking.
Vendors are encouraged to help and be included in the tabulation. Which CPU and graphics cards work well together, at the various price points?
Everyone is encouraged to be accurate. This is science.Summary of steps for all those helping
- Use Vegas 12 with the 117MB test file I provide
- Run a particular "Render As" from the Vegas 12 File drop down menu.
- Vegas provides a built in "Elapsed time" readout, making the benchmark simple. No stopwatch is needed.
- Share your results, privately or publicly, including info of your CPU / GPU / Video card
- I will tabulate and post the results
- The exact procedure is shown in the following post
Privacy - You can "privately message" me with questions or results, or post them here publicly. I will not release any details about the "persons" that shared these results with me that did not also post them in the forum, but I will post the results in the tabulation unless you tell me not to. I will not contact you except to personally thank you and for a follow up question about your results, if needed.
The data will be collected and tabulated for a relatively short period of time, so get your results to me promptly.
Important - Use only my test file and only the specific "render" shown in the next post. Doing it this way results in scientific investigation which makes sense.
I'm also interested in tests done each possible way for your system
- Using CPU based accelerator if applicable
- Using your plug in PICE graphics card
- With PCIE graphics card pluged in and not enabled for Vegas
- Without any Graphics card plugged in, using on board/chip Graphics.
- OR instead of unplugging graphics card, see post #21 below to temporarily disable the driver
I have seen systems where (4) above is faster than (3). Computers and software have no end of surprises. Some CPUs may do the render faster than the graphics card. It is understood that using a different approach may change the image quality slightly, even with the same render settings. You may use any configuration of hardware to do the measurement, provided they use Vegas 12 build 670 or later, use my test file, and also use the specific render listed.
If you have something non-standard, by all means let me know in your test results. This includes anything you want to tell me about, such as fast memory, Overclocking of CPU or GPU, water cooling, etc.
About the file I provided:
- It's from my Sony TD10 3D camcorder, containting a slow pan of memorabilia with background piano music from Strauss. It's a clip of about 30 seconds in 3D mode resulting in a 117MB file.About the the "Render" method chose
n - this is the same MVC H264 method used by Vegas to produce a bluray disk, but exludes the audio and iso building part of the process. The video encoding is the most time intensive part. Other effects aren't included.See the following post for specific instructions on how to make a measurement.