I'm editing a showreel on FCP 6 using H.264 files from different productions i've worked on.
Is there a way to edit offline so i don't have to continuously re-render every time i make a cut or add a new clip? Then i can just render the lot once when i've re-imported?
Am i missing a trick?
You cannot easily edit h.264 without huge hardware support, it's a highly compressed streaming or constant playback release format but it requires intense calculations to build individual frames. If you want o avoid rendering you must transcode it to something that does not require constant rendering.