6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2009 5:56 AM by the_wine_snob

    What is background rendering? Should I use it?


      Sorry for the probably very basic question, but I recently started using Premiere Elements 8 (was using 3 before) and I am not totally clear on the purpose of background rendering even though I have read the faq's and Adobe help descriptions of it.


      Is it just for viewing the clips once they are in the movie? Or does it actually affect the final product? Do I need to wait for background rendering to complete or do it by pressing entere before I watch a clip that I have just placed into the sceneline or timeline? Just would like to know what the general purpose of this is and whether I should use it.


      (Right now I am working with some old Motion Jpeg files which I have convereted to DV-AVI, but later I plan to use mostly mts files from my camcorder.)


      Thanks in advance for your help.