So to start this, here are my settings:
Video mode = automatic
Display method = DirectX (Angle)
Operating system = Windows 10
Processor = AMD Athlon X4 880K, 4.0 Ghz, 2 cores, 4 logical
RAM = 16 GB DDR3
Available RAM = 11.1 GB
I’m using the Youtube preset because I make videos for youtube, but I noticed the default setup was too slow and/or took up too much space, so I’ve been playing around with other presets, mixing and matching and reading the forums on here to try and determine the best looking/fastest processing/least storage consuming export setup.
One of the things I’ve been testing is using the hardware codec, because my CPU alone does the processing and the GPU (1050 Ti) doesn’t get involved.
One post mentioned (and the comments seemed to reaffirm) that the best coded is the hevc_nvenc.
Well, for some reason…
having the “use hardware encoder” checkbox checkmarked causes the entire Youtube preset to
still use all of my CPU and barely half of my GPU (but at least it uses it this time )
take up MORE storage space (I’m talking double the storage, from the average recorded video space of
5 GB - 10)
simply enabling and using a codec (even if leaving the Quality (under Codec) at 59%) makes everything WORSE than leaving the codec at the youtube default (clicked the reset button to determine this) disabling the hardware encoder, and changing the Quality to 100% still somehow takes up less space, runs faster, AND leaves teh video better looking than trying to make the software work with my 1050 Ti.
Can anyone explain this? or help me determine if there’s a better setup (I like to make nice long videos, sometimes only using the editor to take out certain parts so YT doesn’t drop the ban hammer on me)
I want to thank everyone who uses, administrates, and teaches others on here, you’re an invaluable asset and deserve the support you get and probably more. Thank you
EDIT: I read your replies, and I realize I should have listed what the video quality is that I want. Its nothing particularly crazy, 720p 60FPS. I can record this on OBS without it taking much more than ~5% of my total CPU power. When I used Movie Maker I was easily able to export that same quality in a little less time, however MM doesn’t have any sort of way to utilize the GPU to render faster, which makes everything to me seem so ridiculous.