Mac G5 dual 2.7, Kona LH, FCP 6.0.2, QT 7.1.3 Kona latest.
Have a DVCProHD 1080i 29.97 sequence and was going to output to Betacam. Set everything to match...the sequence and the output. Everything was rendered...I mean everything! All blue lines and ready to go. Set the Control Panel to downconvert. All was well.
Had signal at the Beta and set tones etc. I could have just crash recorded, but I did an Edit to Tape to hit a timecode mark.
Everytime I dragged the sequence to the Edit to tape Assemble box, the thing went into render mode and said it was a 24 minute wait. Ended up being about 15 minutes in the end, but I bailed out a couple times to check a few things. Found nothing out of the ordinary. After I let the render go, I got the Ok and off it went without a hitch.
But why the long render? Sequence was an easy setup for DVCProHD 1080i and output was set to same.