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Apple Compressor tutorial, this video will focus on how to create a render farm part 2/3.
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This is in a separate tutorial. I just want to go over a quick cluster at the moment. So I’ve got me a piece of media in here. I'm going to go find some media tune codec two. I'm going to call it Apple ProRes 442. It will be a good one then maybe I’ll encode it to HD, how about DVCPRO 1080i60 HD that’s pretty massive.
Let see here, what else can we use? How about HDV 1080i60? That’s good three pretty heavy duty compressing. I mean codec to compress to. So now that I’ve got everything set up let me go into my spotlight here and activity monitor because I want you guys to see the CPU usage.
As you can see right here it is. Now, what I'm going to do is I want to go in and set a few of my settings. So I'm going to select my Apple ProRes and go to my inspector under frame controls—I'll explain all this in the end of our tutorial. I'm going to turn it on. Now this could slow down your compression but it will make your quality a lot, lot better. So I want to go through here and turn my frame controls on each one of my codecs.
Okay, now that we've got everything set we’re going to submit this batch and start encoding and it will probably start with Apple ProRes first and go down. So I'm going to click the submit button. Now, I'm going to show you how it does with the quick cluster, the render farm, and without the render farm. So if you want to use the quick cluster check this little box. It says include unmanaged services on other computers then click submit, and it will send it out to the batch monitor. You can open your batch monitor by hitting this button here. I have mine set to automatically open.
Now look right here at the processors everyone of them is cooking baby and right here, that’s encoding. Here are the instances and you can see how fast it’s going. It’s encoding HDV, DVC Pro and Apple ProRes 1080i and you can see how fast this moving along and the processors are really cooked and it’s just really zipping. So let me set back and let this encode and once it’s done already, such set with two done are ready. Now I have 14 gigs ram. You got to remember. Ram makes a big deal and I have a 10,000 RPM hard drive too, so that’s make some big difference.
So anyway, there you go. You seen that was using the virtual cluster how all four course will lit up. So now let me close my batch monitor. Let's submit the same batch and uncheck include unmanaged services and this would not fire up our virtual cluster. But before I can do that I have to change the name of my media as you can see right here it’s red which means I have a piece of media in the same exacts spot with the same name so I'm going to change the name, I'm going to put 1.1 and I'll change this one to 1.2 and I'll change this one to 1.3 and this right here in the center is my destination and we will go over all this in the future tutorial I'm just wanting to show you how to set up the virtual cluster.
So now we submit it. Make sure I include unmanaged services is off because I want to demonstrate have the course work without the virtual cluster induced, they're render farm to quote Adobe. They are the one’s who is calling that term. I'm going to submit it and it will open up my batch monitor. Now look at my course, they go up and down and they might hit a 100% but they don’t stay there. As you can see it’s encoding so it’s not going nearly as fast. All the instances are still there but the cores are just barely lit, I mean that’s just—the last time with the virtual cluster they was really lit up.
So this is how you set up a virtual cluster in compressor with your Mac Pro. Make sure you have at least one gig per core recommended two. Don’t use every instance that’s available if you a core for instances or four core three instances, two core two instances. If you use your maximum member of instances, you will choke your system. Like I said I can't irate enough at one gig of ram of core recommended two gig per core, or you will page out no doubly and grand your compression to a scratchy hot.
So this is how you set up a quick cluster and you can definitely see a major difference in the speed of encoding. As you can see, I was encoding DVC Pro HD 1080i and HDV 1080i, Apple ProRes and it was hammering. But like I said, I've got this set up just right I've got all my setting good and I've got it set up just high how I lock it in it’s set up optimize to be quick and I want to go over on my setting with you but I just wanted to show this virtual cluster.
I really hope you’ve learned something from this, if it isn’t clear I'm sorry please get a hold of me at www.finalcutstudioschool.com all my contact information is there. I'll be more than happy to help you all I can. So I hope you’ve enjoyed this and we’ll see you next time.