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To render, or not to render ... exporting to a Master File question.

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Mar 10, 2013 9:28 AM

Hi again


What's the best workflow with regards to rendering? Specifically:


  • Will exporting to a Master File do exactly the same amount of rendering as selecting 'Render All', and then exporting to a Master File?
  • If so, if I render all my clips / transitions first and then export to a Master File, should it export very quickly (as no further rendering is required)? I appreciate this will use up more disk space as it will have to create all the render files, and then create a 'flattened' version of the whole project in the Master File.
  • If I've understood things correctly so far, is it generally best to render everything before exporting to a Master File? Otherwise if you had created the Master File from an un-rendered timeline, but then needed to tweak a tiny part of the project, you would have to re-render everything when exporting the Master File again?


Many thanks for any tips / advice!





PS. I'm always optimising my media first.


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