I've just got a new PC and upgraded to Vegas Pro 15 and Vegas DVD Architect. Previously I was on Vegas Pro 13 and DVD Architect Pro 6.
My new machine is Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7-7820X CPU overclocked to 4.5GHz, 32 Gigs Ram, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card.
In the main I use Vegas to render AVC files for burning to Blu-ray in DVD Architect. Overall I'm reasonably pleased with the improved performance from my old rig. For example a project of 1 hour 23 minutes that took approximately 1 hour 40 minutes to render with a Sony AVC render template now renders in just 1 hour 5 minutes. A huge improvment by any standards.
You can imagine my joy when I rendered the same project with a Magix AVC NVENC enabled template and it ripped through it in just 25 minutes 28 seconds!!!
Alas, my joy was short lived. When I burned it to Blu-ray Vegas DVD Architect insisted on recompressing the AVC file. So, as the test times below show, if the goal is to make Blu-rays its actually faster to use the slower Sony AVC template.
Magix AVC NVENC Template
Video render 00:25:28
Prepare Bluray Iso 00:58:54
Burn Bluray 00:33:00
Total time 01:57:22
Video Render 01:05:03
Prepare Bluray Iso 00:12:27
Burn Bluray 00:24:04
Total Time 01:42:14
So, I'm wondering if there is any way to adjust things so that I can use the Magix AVC templates that won't require Vegas DVD Architect to recompress my AVC files? I've got a feeling that the answer will be "No" but I have to ask anyway. As far as I can see the Magix templates are the only ones that support GPU rendering.
Thanks for any input or insights.