5.1 w/ Ligos LSX-MPEG for Adobe Premiere
Adobe Premiere 5.1 is a video-editing program. Using Premiere, a consumer
can easily combine a variety of video and audio sources with many effects
such as audio filtering and video transitions. The final video can be output
to several different audio and video formats. The Ligos LSX plug-in allows
the user to save videos using Ligos's MPEG2 compression format.
The performance measurement utility starts Premiere, loads
an AVI source file, changes the video settings, encodes a 320x240 AVI clip
from an Intel MMX(TM) technology advertisement and measures the elapsed time.
The video is encoded with the following settings: file type MPEG2, 640x480
resolution, variable bit rate video, 384k audio bit rate, motion estimation
16, and I, B and P frames included. The utility uses a beta version of lsxprem
DLL v220.127.116.11, which is optimized for the Pentium 4 processor.
Ulead VideoStudio is a video editing application. VideoStudio can be used
to create videos for the web or for use on CD as well as to produce videos
to send back out to tape. This software is used to take captured video clips
and other media, including still images, titles, audio clips and assemble
them into a final movie. The user uses a timeline to assemble the clips and
media in the order they wish. After the media has been placed on the timeline,
the user can select transitions to define how each clip "transitions"
from one clip to the next one. Transitions can include fade outs, wipes, dissolves,
or even more sophisticated effects such as burns, where the video appears
to "burn" through the middle to reveal the next video clip below.
After the clips and transitions have been selected, VideoStudio renders the
final video, assembling all of the media into a single integrated video. The
application uses a beta version of the LIGOS lsxprem DLL v18.104.22.168, which
is optimized for the Pentium 4 processor. The transitions and resize functions
were also Pentium 4 processor optimized.
The script for VideoStudio starts the
application, opens an MPEG-2 NTSC quality video project containing four AVI
video clips and three transition effects and renders the clips and effects into
a final movie. The metric used to measure this application is the time it takes
to run through the entire task from starting the application to finishing and
closing the application.