10 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2012 3:58 PM by Jim_Simon

    Does Premiere re-render video clips if they match the sequence settings?

    joneisele Level 1

      I am new to using Premiere Pro CS5.5 and also a consumer lacking a detailed understanding of digital video inner workings, so excuse me if my question is obvious.   I have some older video clips, roughly 15-30 minutes in length.  I would like to combine these into one file - without any loss of quality if possible.    So for example I imported two clips of the same format into PP.   I created a new sequence by dragging one of the clips to the magic button.  Then I drug the second clip and placed it right after the first on the same sequence.   I made no other changes - no transitions, titles, effects etc.   Then I exported the sequence where I selected use the same settings as the sequence.

       

      Two questions: 1) will PP re-encode/re-render the video such that I lose quality?     2) if you were simply trying to combine two or three video clips / files into one, would you go about it as I did here or would you do something different?

       

      Let me know if you need more information and thanks.