So I am doing testing using Wowza on an ec2 instance. When only using Transcode instead of both Transcode AND Transrate, my CPU usage drops to almost nothing, which is great.
But i'm trying to figure out: Do I need to use the transrate settings if I am using the Transcoder? Seems like if I am using both that they are doing similar things (unnecessarily) if I am pushing H.264 video to the server.
I also turned off the h265 setting as well (don't need that...yet).