10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2012 11:28 AM by Tom Mullica

    rendering vs. encoding?

    Tom Mullica Level 1

      When I'm finished with a project and export it to the media encoder, do I have to RENDER it first.  Before CS5.5 I used to hit the ENTER key and render the project before going to the media encoder.  Now, in CS5.5, I finish my project and go directly to media encoder without rendering and everything seems to work just fine.  Is the project being rendered & encoded at the same time when I do this?  Is it taking longer in media encoder because I didn't render it in the timeline?  WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between rendering (and if I have to do it) and encoding.

      Thank you in advance.