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Craig Moorhead
Simple titles and JPEGs in FCP 7 need rendered?
on Feb 11, 2011 at 5:29:30 am

I'm working on a timeline that's Apple ProRes 422, 1080i. I've got a bunch of stills that have all been resized to 3000x2000, 72dpi, RGB. For some reason, some of these JPEGs need rendering and some don't. I can't figure out why. Their specs all look the same to me. Is there something other than size, resolution, or color mode that might cause a JPEG to need rendering?

Maybe this will give you some kind of a clue. I also have simple text in the piece, about three static cards with about five words apiece on 'em. I've never had to render titles before, but these titles need rendering. They render super quick, but why would they need rendering? Must be a timeline setting, no?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

I'm on a Mac Pro Quad Core with 8GB RAM.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Simple titles and JPEGs in FCP 7 need rendered?
on Feb 11, 2011 at 6:20:00 am

Stills in FCP are RAM hogs. If you open a new seq. and keep dropping stills on the timeline, you will see that the first few will require no rendering, then a few will get s green preview bar. then a few more get the orange bar, and finally a few more will generate a red bar. Your system resources, RT settings, RAM, hard drive sub-system, etc., all play a part.

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Tony Silanskas
Re: Simple titles and JPEGs in FCP 7 need rendered?
on Feb 11, 2011 at 6:26:41 am

If you have a lot of stills and text you might be able to increase your stills cache and have less to render:

http://mobi.creativecow.net/thread/8/1025717#1025727

tony


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Craig Moorhead
Re: Simple titles and JPEGs in FCP 7 need rendered?
on Feb 12, 2011 at 3:30:30 pm

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you, Tony!

Craig


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Craig Moorhead
Re: Simple titles and JPEGs in FCP 7 need rendered?
on Jun 23, 2011 at 2:29:44 pm

I know this is late, but...

And also thank you, David! Very sorry to omit that thank you. This was valuable info for me!

Craig


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