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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 6 by Rick Young

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RENDERING

 

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It is a unique editor. And there’s nothing like it out there.

CHARLES ROBERTS

MEDIA PROFESSOR, AUTHOR, EDITOR

Rendering is the process by which your computer builds each of the individual frames needed to produce an effect. When you play back straight cuts in the Timeline nothing needs to be rendered. The computer simply refers to the hard drive where the original shot has been recorded and uses your edit information to determine which section of the original shot is needed. When an effect is applied to a clip a different process must take place.

People often complain about rendering — to wait seconds or minutes for a computer to ...

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