12-21-2017 09:47 AM
I have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3600 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical with 16 MB of RAM and a GeForce GT 1030 video card.
I had a job I just did for Union Station in KC with 66 shots in it. It took Lightroom 2 1/2 minutes to convert all CR2's to jpg for delivery.
At the same time I had email active and FB and Canon Forum. Just sayin'!
12-21-2017 12:32 PM
That's the kind of speed up I'm trying for - a bit more than 5 times as fast as my current system. Now I have a good solid excuse for buying a new toy.
Thanks for all the inputt,
12-21-2017 12:38 PM
It would be hard for a pro in business to have that slow of a routine or machine and/or software whichever it is. I would have several thousand on a busy weekend.
12-21-2017 12:43 PM
Rats. Just re-read your post. You used Lightroom. Lightroom converts raw to JPEG about 7 times faster than DPP on my system but for all my efforts, I've not been able to get Lightroom's output to look as good as DPP's. The difference is most obvious when using the MP-E 65mm macro lens at high magnification. DPP's Digital Lens Optimization makes a significant improvement.
12-21-2017 12:51 PM
" I've not been able to get Lightroom's output to look as good as DPP's"
I would suggest you learn how to use LR better. All pro shops use LR for a reason. Make sure your ACR is up to date, too.
12-21-2017 12:58 PM
I suspect you're right - I'm missing something in Lightroom. I use Lightroom for everything except the raw conversions for these deep focus stacks.
I probably should mention that I'm a hobbyist, not a pro.
04-15-2018 06:22 PM
I just ran a test on 3 CPUs with the same CR2 file with the same setting:
AMD Althlon 1095T 8G RAM with GTX570 - 32.21 seconds
Intel I5 3570K 16G RAM with integrate graphic - 22.54 seconds
ASUS G75VX gaming laptop with Intel I7 3630QM, 12G or RAM - 20 seconds
I always thought that the i5 running at 3.4 Ghz is always faster than the i7 3630QM at 2.4 GHz. Seems DPP is really using the hyperthreading. This is done using DPP 4.7.21.
Maybe time to ugrade to a Ryzen 7 X2800 when it comes! Unfortunately, I am not a big fan of Windows 10 so it unlikely going to happen...
The Nividia graphics cards (CUBA and no AMD graphic cards) only accelerates preview and the actual conversion is done by the CPU. It is in the documentation somehwere I read.