Standard Media Files For Rendering Comparisons And Benchmarking

red-diamond wrote on 10/17/2020, 4:04 PM

Does Vegas Pro (or anyone) have any standardized media files for rendering speed tests for the sake of testing/comparing hardware or for troubleshooting? It would be the same 5 minute video with grading, some VFX and other typical mods used to make to a video, but it would be in true 720, 1080 and 4K; in 24, 25, 30 & 50/60 frame rates and in say 35, 50, 100 & 400 mb/s data rates and in MOV, HEVC, MP4, RED and AVC codecs. Yeah its a lot of clips, but it would make bench marking with new hardware reliable and comparable. it would let one know whether they have the right gear to create and render a project. The more I think about it, the more I think its something that VCS should put out for us.

Windows Version: 7 64-bit, SP-1; 7.5 WEI (I hate Win 10)

Mother Board: ROG Maximus VI Hero w/ Corsair 850 Watt Power Supply

Processor: Intel Quad Core i7, Haswell 4770k 3.5 Ghz w/ Ballistix 32 Gb (4x 8G Sport) DDR3 1600 PC3 - 12,800 RAM:

Video Card: ASUS AMD Radeon R9-390 & Realtek HD Audio OEM Sound Card & OHCI compliant IEEE1394 Capture

BRD Burner: LG Super Multi-Blue x 2 & DVD Burner: Pioneer DVR-118L

Current Software Editors & Tools: SVP 10, 11, 12 , 13. Magix 14, 15 & 16 Vegas Pro. Plus AVID Media Composer 6, Premier Pro, Avid Liquid 7, AVID Studio, All Pinnacles up to 15, Cyberlink PD

OS and Storage 2x SSD's with rendering on separate partition but on same SSD. A/V files on separate drives and partitions. I have a Zalman 8 bay removable drive system with drive trays on AHCI control.

Transcode: Handbrake, Adobe Media Encoder, Squeeze & MPEG Streamclip.

Enhancement Tools: ACON DeVerberate, Guthspot DeShaker, Neat Video 5, DaVinci Resolve 12 & Catalyst Browse as well as numerous VAAST products. Also Boris Mocha and some Red Giant Products.

Graphics: Most Adobe products but chiefly After FX, AI Photoshop & Illustrator. Also the NewBlue TP5, Boris Graffiti and the old SVP core products, oh and Title Deko Pro, my favorite, until they didn't support it anymore.

Audio & Other: Adobe Audition, Sonic Fire Pro, Camtasia 8, ProShow Gold & Sapphire hardware products.

Comments

Musicvid wrote on 10/17/2020, 4:22 PM

That would be a daunting undertaking, providing every flavor of uniform source for testing.

The better model is "one" source, of sufficiently high quality and characteristics to test any number of encoders comparatively. Of those, two are commonly mentioned:

You will learn a lot. That said, the answer to your initial question and closing opinion is, "Sure, when you (not "they") create them."

michael-harrison wrote on 10/17/2020, 4:49 PM

With my software background I'd (reasonably IMO) hope thate Magix has a broad set of files for testing exactly as you are asking about.

They're unlikely to create a standard repo for others to use though.

System 1:

Processor        Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3192 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

BaseBoard Product        ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING

Installed Physical Memory (RAM)        32.0 GB

Adapter Description        NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

Driver Version        Studio <the latest stable>

Resolution        1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz

Video Memory 6G GDDR5

 

System 2:

Lenovo Yoga 720

Core i7-7700 2.8Ghz quad core, 8 logical

16G ram

Intel HD 630 gpu

Nvidia GTX 1050 gpu

JN- wrote on 10/18/2020, 9:42 AM

@red-diamond This is the link to the users Benchmarking thread.

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VFR2CFR, Variable frame rate to Constant frame rate etc

Benchmarking thread

Codec Render Quality tables

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PC ... Corsair case, own build ...

CPU .. i9 9900K, iGpu UHD 630

Memory .. 32GB DDR4

Graphics card .. MSI RTX 2080 ti

Graphics driver .. latest studio

PSU .. Corsair 850i

Mboard .. Asus Z390 Code

 

Laptop ... (Acer Predator G9-793-77AC)

CPU .. i7-6700HQ Skylake-H

Memory ..32 GB DDR4, was previously 16 GB

Graphics card .. Nvidia GTX 1070

Graphics driver .. latest studio

red-diamond wrote on 10/18/2020, 4:35 PM

I saw the Red Car video test before but the spreadsheet test is brilliant..Thanks for the advice and comments.

Windows Version: 7 64-bit, SP-1; 7.5 WEI (I hate Win 10)

Mother Board: ROG Maximus VI Hero w/ Corsair 850 Watt Power Supply

Processor: Intel Quad Core i7, Haswell 4770k 3.5 Ghz w/ Ballistix 32 Gb (4x 8G Sport) DDR3 1600 PC3 - 12,800 RAM:

Video Card: ASUS AMD Radeon R9-390 & Realtek HD Audio OEM Sound Card & OHCI compliant IEEE1394 Capture

BRD Burner: LG Super Multi-Blue x 2 & DVD Burner: Pioneer DVR-118L

Current Software Editors & Tools: SVP 10, 11, 12 , 13. Magix 14, 15 & 16 Vegas Pro. Plus AVID Media Composer 6, Premier Pro, Avid Liquid 7, AVID Studio, All Pinnacles up to 15, Cyberlink PD

OS and Storage 2x SSD's with rendering on separate partition but on same SSD. A/V files on separate drives and partitions. I have a Zalman 8 bay removable drive system with drive trays on AHCI control.

Transcode: Handbrake, Adobe Media Encoder, Squeeze & MPEG Streamclip.

Enhancement Tools: ACON DeVerberate, Guthspot DeShaker, Neat Video 5, DaVinci Resolve 12 & Catalyst Browse as well as numerous VAAST products. Also Boris Mocha and some Red Giant Products.

Graphics: Most Adobe products but chiefly After FX, AI Photoshop & Illustrator. Also the NewBlue TP5, Boris Graffiti and the old SVP core products, oh and Title Deko Pro, my favorite, until they didn't support it anymore.

Audio & Other: Adobe Audition, Sonic Fire Pro, Camtasia 8, ProShow Gold & Sapphire hardware products.

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 10/18/2020, 9:23 PM

I keep the original Red Car as well as the original with updated 4k avc and hevc media online here. I also keep my personal testing spreadsheet online here.

Cameras: Z-Cam E2 classic, Canon XF305, JVC GV-LS2, Canon 6D w/L-glass line.
Laptop: Dell XPS15-9570; i7-8750h 32gb (integrated Intel UHD-630 & Nvidia GTX-1050Ti)
Road: Intel NUC i7 8809g 32gb (integrated AMD VegaM 4gb graphics and Intel HD630)
Workstation: i9 9900k 32 gb (Sapphire AMD Radeon VII 16gb graphics and integrated Intel UHD630)
Workstation2: e5 1650v4 128 gb (Sapphire Nitro+ RX5700xt Navi 8gb graphics)
Workstation3: i7-980X 24gb (Sapphire Nitro+ Vega64 8gb graphics)
currently Vegas 17.452 (testing Vegas 18.284)