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Export is so fast

282 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 4:08 PM by fance RSS
alexgrainger Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Dec 18, 2011 2:15 PM

Hi,

 

I have noticed that exporting from FCPX is very quick - even if a project has not finished rendering. In fact it is quicker than waiting for the project to render then export.

 

This is rather worrying - how can the project export when it has not finished rendering? Is there a quality issue with exporting before rendering?

 

Thanks

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Dec 19, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to alexgrainger)

    Rendering is for editing and playback. It is not required for export.

    I often delete all render files before exporting because occasionally, corrupted render files can cause incorrect export.

    Andy

  • fance Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to andynick)

    Not 100% sure I agree.

     

    I have switched off Background Rendering for my most recent projects (1080p CK with some minor Motion transforms), the Export (to Media files) was clearly being rendered (in the activity windows/Command-9) prior to FCPX handing it to Compressor.

     

    Are we talking about the same thing?

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