Thanks in advance for any assistance from anybody!
If i click on "Delete Rendered Files For All Projects"...does that delete rendered files even to the point of deleting my final video creations that i have "saved" or "saved as" in the program itself???
In other words do i run the risk of losing the videos i've created in PE12 if i proceed with a "Delete Rendered Files For All Projects" command???
Why are rendered files even kept and consume computer memory...i thought it was only a procedure to catch up with itself and make the video you are working on play more smoothly.
Many thanks again...
It only deletes rendered work files -- the temporary files the program creates to make your timeline play more smoothly.
It won't erase any finished work.
You are correct is saying that rendered files make the video play more smoothly.
Rendered files are preview files, when you edit a portion of your timeline(like apply effect, transition, etc.) you will see a somewhat jerky and blurry playback, to have a look at how your final video will look and play you can render only a small portion by setting the workbar area over that area. It will obviously take less time than exporting the whole video every time you make an edit.