My question is this, why is FCP constantly rendering, slowing down my edit process considerably? I'll work all day on it and by the end of the day it's still rendering and performing background tasks.
When I open it up the next day, it continues to render. It never seems to catch up.
I had four layers in some parts of the time line but it was very effects light except for colour balancing. No green screen or anything like that.
When I imported all the footage, each clip had 16 channels of sound. I deactivated all but 2 of the channels of each clip. Could it be that FCP is still rendering out all those other sound channels? They all had the same sound on them.
My footage is 229 gigs and my render files are 486 gigs!
I would like to cut down on the rendering if possible because it really slows down my edit.
You can click the twirling ball thing and a window will pop up, what process is running? Are you transcoding media? Do you have multiclips by any chance? There's a preference to make optimized media for multiclips that will auto transcode your media.