(I have re-uploaded this conversation to this category because it seemed to me that the "Hitfilm Pro support" category was not suitable for this thread. I apologize.)
I decided to change my graphics card, but thinking about the performance I will gain, I came up with an idea:
Could I benchmark hitfilm?
It would be a perfect method to know if there has been a substantial change when changing the hardware.
I came up with certain ideas to do it:
- -To measure the impact that RAM has on HF, it is enough to create an intensive project using different compositing techniques and make a RAM preview. That way, you can measure the time taken to make the ram preview.(I did the test and moving from RAM ddr3 1333Mhz to DDR4 3000Mhz provides a difference of 2 minutes less with ddr4 in an 8:30 min video.)
- -You can also measure the impact of several CPUs in hitfilm by exporting different videos and measuring time.
For the test I made 3 projects:
Project1: basic 2k editing with color correction, light and flares e.t.c
Project 2: Particles and simulator (various emiters e.t.c)
Project 3: VFX 4K shot. Chroma key, light flares, color correction, masking e.t.c
Intel i9 9900K 8 cores EXPORT:
- Project 1: 12 minutes.
- Project 2: 1 minute.
- Project 3: 8 minutes
2X Intel x5670 12 cores EXPORT:
- Project 1: 30 minutes .
- Project 2: 2 minutes.
- Project 3: 9 minutes
These tests are quite reliable and accurate because performance is measured by measuring the time that hardware uses to complete a task: RAM preview, export e.t.c
But, could the performance of a GPU be benchmarked accurately?
The only way I've found to do it is by eye looking at the performance on the timeline. Is there any more accurate way to do it?