Hi, I'm still struggling to fully understand rendering. I am running CS3 on 2 separate computers. On one computer as soon as I import a video clip onto the timeline a red line immediately appears above it to tell me it needs rendering, before I've even started any editing. However on the other computer this doesn't happen and the red line only appears after I've done some editing, transissions etc which is how I thought it should do. Anybody any ideas please? Brian
My first guess would be a mismatch between the media and the project settings on the first computer, and a proper match on the second.
Thanks for that Jim, it makes perfect sense. I'll certainly check the settings on the "bad" machine. Thanks again for your help, Brian