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  • Insanely long (5 hours) for processing LightEQ on Xeon E3-1265L V2

    Insanely long (5 hours) for processing LightEQ on Xeon E3-1265L V2 for 1 minute HD h264 file taken with iPhone SE 2016.

    Why is this happening? does it need a performant gpu to do the processing? machine has only a basic matrox gpu (HP Microserver Gen8). I've not altered any default "produce & share" parameter, except changing the file type from mp4 to mov, to easily import it back into my icloud photo library.

    Using the free version - as a side note, kind of annoying the big persistent logo/watermark, though; could it be made to auto dissapear after a while, or more transparent? Besides it's a really ugly logo, compared to the professional look of ACD systems logo
    Last edited by naa; 10-09-2020, 08:58 AM.

  • #2
    Hi naa,

    Thank you for your feedback. It is not necessary that your computer has a dedicated GPU in order to produce videos in Luxea. Could you please help answer the following questions:

    1. What are your computer specs?
    2. Is producing a project without LightEQ significantly faster?
    3. Does producing a project with a different video take the same amount of time?


    In order to help speed up the time it takes to Produce a project, please try some of the following steps:

    1. In the main menu, select Tools > Options. In the Options dialog, click Advanced from the left menu. If your computer supports it, enable Hardware Acceleration.
    2. Click Produce and Share. In the Production Assistant dialog, click Detailed Settings. In the Detailed Settings dialog, try lowering the video Bitrate or Frame Rate. Additionally, try to lower the audio Bitrate.

    You may also find the following helpful, specifically the section on the Detailed Settings:
    https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse....htm#kanchor23

    Thanks,

    Dylan L.
    ACD Systems

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    • #3
      >1. What are your computer specs?
      as I said: HP Microserver Gen8, cpu Xeon E3-1265L V2, 16Gb RAM, 500MB/s write rate 2TB SSD, gpu Matrox G200EH

      >2. Is producing a project without LightEQ significantly faster?
      LightEQ is all I want from your app, nothing else - to brighten dark videos taken with my iPhone while at the same time not overexposing the bright areas in the clip.

      >3. Does producing a project with a different video take the same amount of time?
      I used the defaults. Trying now with "medium" bitrate and it appears to be as slow as 30000kbps (the default. which by the way it does not offer me to preserve the original clip bitrate). The progress bar has no noticeable progress. It grew a bit at the beginning then progresses so slow that a human eye staring at it for one minute cannot tell it made any progress. Even zooming with Win+ (magnifier) which allows you to see the magnified screen with real time updates does not show any movement, so I assume this will take another couple of hours or more.

      >1. In the main menu, select Tools > Options. In the Options dialog, click Advanced from the left menu. If your computer supports it, enable Hardware Acceleration.
      The checkbox is unchecked and greyed out. The description reading says "No hardware device detected"

      >2. Click Produce and Share. In the Production Assistant dialog, click Detailed Settings. In the Detailed Settings dialog, try lowering the video Bitrate or Frame Rate. Additionally, try to lower the audio Bitrate.
      No. I want a video the same parameters as the original. My iPad air 3 processes the same clip in a couple of minutes when editing using the native Photos app and adjusting the shadows/highlights sliders.

      >You may also find the following helpful, specifically the section on the Detailed Settings:
      >https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse....htm#kanchor23

      I've read that before, no help.
      Last edited by naa; 10-10-2020, 04:03 AM.

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      • #4
        There is a lot to like about Luxea 6 but ACDSee needs to concentrate on speeding up rendering. Rendering the same video, edited the same way on the same machine, Luxea takes 4 times longer than another product I use even though both editors are able to make use of my GPU.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DanVM View Post
          There is a lot to like about Luxea 6 but ACDSee needs to concentrate on speeding up rendering. Rendering the same video, edited the same way on the same machine, Luxea takes 4 times longer than another product I use even though both editors are able to make use of my GPU.
          Out of interest, I ran some time comparisons between Luxea 6 and Davinci Resolve 17.
          To compare apples for apples (as close as I could) I used the same source clips with no transitions, and I used the same Export format (mp4- H264), same frame size (1920 x 1080), same frame rate (30fps), the same bit rate (15000 kbps) and the same audio format AAC, stereo, 48000 Hz sample rate, 96 kbps bitrate.

          On these tests, Luxea 6's export time was consistently around 1.8 times slower than that of Davinci Resolve, so not nearly as bad as the results you experienced, but it certainly isn't going to break any speed records.

          Its price, in terms of non linear video editors, puts it into what I would term budget class, and it probably shouldn't be expected to perform as well as some of the high end applications, particularly those that have "smart render" capability, so it would be interesting to know what application your "4 times longer" comparison was made against

          I've primarily used Luxea for relatively short quick video projects, which it has done well. The lack of features like stabilization, ability to lock or link tracks, and it only having basic audio controls deter me from using it for large multi track projects.

          Edit: In relation to the now old OP's 5 hour time for processing a 1.00 minute video with only the addition of a Light EQ Filter.

          I've taken a 1920 x 1080 30fps video clip taken with a Samsung S10 phone, and in Luxea 6 cut it to exactly 1.00 minute and added a Light IQ filter with Brighten set to 50 and darken set to 10, then exported as 1920 x 1080 30fps H.264 .mp4 using a bit rate of 30000 kbps, AAC Stereo audio with sample rate 48000 Hz and Bitrate 192 kbps. Total render and export time 47.79 seconds
          Last edited by Greyfox; 01-21-2022, 03:22 PM.

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          • #6
            I just performed another test on a higher end computer pitting Luxea 6 against the latest DaVinci Resolve - both using my GPU. I took a 3.29GB MP4 recorded at 1920x1080, total data rate of 13,474kbps, frame rate of 29.94, and a length of 34:58. I edited it down to 1280x720, total data rate of 3,095kbps, frame rate of 29.97, and a length of 19:53. It took Luxea 26:45 compared to DaVinci's 1:09. I find DaVinci more complex so I'd like to move to a more novice oriented product but I just can't deal with such long rendering times. I guess I'll just need to oscillate between two editors for now.

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