Final Cut to Compressor... ridiculous!!!!!! Why? Why does it take so long???? I don't remember having to wait DAYS for a 3 minute clip to export when I was on Premiere (PC). What the heck?!
Okay, so I'm exporting a small portion of my project for some final quality control tests. I've done a similar test a few weeks ago. For a one minute clip it took about two hours to export a DVD: Best Quality 90 minute preset. It's Canon XH-A1 HDV 23.98 footage.
Today I'm trying to do a 3 minute clip. Guess what, the progress bar has reached the last quarter but for some reason the time remaining counter is going UP and not DOWN!!!! It's currently showing 28 hours remaining. I know this has to be BS! What's going on here? Why does it take so freaking long?! If my project is 20 minutes, do I have to leave my machine on for 3 weeks?!?!?! What a joke!
Oh and I'm sure I have all my settings right. I've double checked everything.