Looong Export speed time
I am new to Hitfilm (express) and am rendering videos & black screen movies with audio files from 1 hour up to 10 hours long to YouTube. Sometimes they are looped (audio), have a few key frame points (where I lower the audio briefly at a point) and cross fades between each section of looped audio clips. The problem is when I export, it takes an extremely long time. For example, a 10 hour movie will take ALL of 10 hours or more. This is for the black screen just audio file. Is this normal ? Also, is their a setting to where I can have a black picture (background) play the entire time instead having Hitfilm think it is a movie?
My fomat is 1920x1080, 1080p 30fps running Windows10 64bit, 16gb ram, i7 2.2ghz nvidia geforce gtx1050ti maxQ, Being that I'm new to Hitfilm & editing I just don't know what all todo to help reduce this time.
I greatly appreciate any and all suggestions from the community in advance !