3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2013 8:50 AM by the_wine_snob

    Rendering - What Does That Mean?

    the_wine_snob Level 9

      There are often questions regarding the process of Rendering, for smoothest playback of the Timeline. The need to Render, for the smoothest possible playback is indicated by colored bars, just below the Timeline Ruler - red bars/lines, green bars/lines and in PrPro, yellow bars/lines. With the exception of the yellow bars/lines, it's the same for either PrPro, or PrE. This ARTICLE goes into more detail. Though Todd and Steve created it for PrPro, with the exception of the yellow bars/lines, it's the same in either program.


      Hope that this explains Rendering, how and why it's useful and how to tell if your source footage needs it, for smoothest playback.


      Depending on what one has in their Timeline, what they are doing with it, and how critically they need to see it in playback, one might never really need to Render, or they might need to Render small segments many, many times, as they make adjustments.


      Good luck, and thanks to Todd and Steve!