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Jacqueline Cheval
Pre- Rendering a single file
on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:28:26 pm

Hi,

just wondering whether I can pre-render a single file, or whether I can
only pre-render a comp.

Seems that there is only the option of doing the latter, but maybe not?

The only other option would be to create a proxy of a single file which I am aware of.

thanks for any input.


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Dave Johnson
Re: Pre- Rendering a single file
on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:39:12 pm

Not sure I understand the question, but perhaps it'll help to say that the only reason I can think of to render a single file through AE is if it's been altered in some way within AE ... the only way to alter a file in AE is inside of a comp so there's effectively no difference between rendering that comp and rendering the altered "file".

Now, if you already have other files/layers in the same comp used to alter the file you want to render, you would need to pre-compose the layer that represents the file you want to render, then render that precomp. I hope that helps.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Pre- Rendering a single file
on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:48:34 pm

I'm wondering why you'd even need to prerender a piece of footage... tons of effects applied, perhaps? You can always precomp the layer in question and then prerender.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jacqueline Cheval
Re: Pre- Rendering a single file
on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:38:59 pm

And yeah, it is for tons of effects applied to a single layer which slow down overall preview.

Would pre-rendering help at all in this case?

Or is it useless and a proxy would do the job?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Pre- Rendering a single file
on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:48:10 pm

[Jacqueline Cheval] "Would pre-rendering help at all in this case?"

Sure will! Precomp it and prerender. But make sure you have all those effects the way you want them FIRST. You don't want to have to prerender again.

And for safety's sake, I'd duplicate the comp in question BEFORE I precomped. You never know.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jacqueline Cheval
Re: Pre- Rendering a single file
on Apr 12, 2011 at 8:48:31 pm

Thanks a lot.


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