When rendering a simple video in FullHD right now (one video track, one audio track), the encoding process takes about one second per frame. Let's say I'd like to render a 5-minute clip in 24fps:
5*60*24 = 7200 frames
1s per frame = 7200/60 = 120 minutes of rendering time.
It seems very slow to me. Is there a way to speed up this process? Mabye use different codec? Or maybe I should render to RAW file and then encode it using an external tool? Right now I'm using x.264 coded with default settings.