Rendering is, without a doubt, the bane of all video creators. Not only is the process as entertaining as watching grass grow or paint dry, but it consumes the lion’s share of your PC’s computing capabilities for its own greedy purposes.
And the worst part about rendering is that there’s nothing you can do to speed it up. It’s already going as fast as your own hardware allows it to.
Or does it?
How to speed up my video rendering
There are a couple of options available for those who don’t like to wait (so, essentially, for everybody).
- Use an SSD drive. The technology and design of an SSD drive will allow you to render 3X or even 5X faster, as you’ll benefit from a 200 to 500 Mbps speed over the maximum of 120 Mbps traditional hard drives can offer.
- Make sure you have enough RAM available. Click the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and open your task manager. See what’s eating up your RAM memory (other than the rendering process itself) and kill those processes.
- Close down all of the apps you typically use, like Chrome or the game you are playing. Make sure to close the programs running in the background.
- Lastly, if you are planning to do video editing professionally, think about upgrading your hardware. Top-tier video cards, CPU, and RAM cards are quite the game changers.