Re: Rendering before Export by Alex Udell on Dec 2, 2014 at 6:44:29 pm
Since is FCP7 is based around QT and generally everything is a homogenous codec (like ProRes) then FCP has the ability in many instances to use your preview files and compatible unaffected sources on export to reduce final output rendering time.
PPro does offer "smart rendering" with ProRes and (i think) some flavors XDCAM AND if use preview is enabled.
Since more than likely you have not pre converted material to one of these supported formats…some re-rendering will be done on the way out.
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