I have a strong desire to use FCPX as a long-time user of FCE. I dl'd the trial and liked everything about it EXCEPT the unbelievable slowness of rendering. This was true when background rendering was used or not.
Something I am doing must be wrong becuase I can use the same footage in FCE, iMovie 11 and Adobe Premier and all render 4-8 times faster than FCPX! IN iMovie I don't even have to render at all I import, cut, edit and export.
I have read through many of the discussions here and searched on the wen and it seems to revolve around the input settings, the sequence settings and how they interact together- after that there seems to be conflicting information. In Adobe, you can drag a clip onto a "new" button and this automatically matches the new sequesnce with the settings of the clip so that they match=reduced or eliminated rendering.
I cannot find a feature like this in FCPX
I import from only 2 sources a Panasonic in AVCHD format and ocassionaly an iPad2
Im looking for an outline/workflow that I can incorporate to check
1. how do I confirm the settings of the footage I have imported?
2. how do I comfirm the FCPX new sequence has the same settings as the imported info?
3. What if they don't match? can I change either settings OR do I have to import the footage, then convert it to something else using MPG streamclip or similar before using?
4. What natice sequence settings in FCPX produce the least amount of rendering?
5. Why do some effects (which are supposed to NOT need rendering) still requiring rendering?
Are there any tips and tricks that your experieince would help me to define and speed up the processing?
I use a mac mini with 8 GB ram imported clips are always less than 1/2 hour if I can learn to reduce/eliminate the unnessecary rendering it would make the program useable- as I am using it now it adds to my workload rather than reduce it-