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Rendering Workspace Before Burning a DVD

Feb 6, 2011 3:12 PM

When I first bring in video to the workspace and timeline I always render the workspace. This gets me nice smooth playback during the editing process and I get the nice green line in the timeline. After editing the green line turns to red so do I need render the workspace again, get the green line before burning the DVD? Does rendering the workspace have any impact on DVD quality?

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    Feb 6, 2011 3:38 PM   in reply to futurefilmboss

    Pre-rendering has no effect on the quality of your final DVD.


    However, the program can sometimes use your rendered files as part of the transcoding process, so pre-rendering can sometimes speed the process up a bit.

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    Feb 6, 2011 3:42 PM   in reply to futurefilmboss

    As Steve points out, the Rendering is basically for viewing. When one calculates the time to Render, prior to Export/Share vs any timesaving, the total times should be a wash, or very nearly so. The quality will not be any different.


    Good luck,



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