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Old 06-17-2010, 06:38 PM   #10
GrassValley_BH
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Sure thing. So hardware codecs are best when
a. your CPUs are not fast enough to decode/encode in real-time
b. you're doing a lot of different things, so "offloading" the work to a hardware codec would help the other things complete faster.
c. you're pulling real-time capture and don't want to tie up the CPU
d. you're doing real-time playback of a fixed number of streams and don't want to tie up the CPU

Since each clip on the EDIUS timeline is one stream, in order to fully utilize hardware codecs for timeline acceleration, you'd need one codec per concurrently-playing clip.
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