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Can Rendering Help Speed Up Final Cut Pro X Exports?

May 14, 2019 10 Comments

Can Rendering Help Speed Up Final Cut Pro X Exports?

Some people say it doesn't matter, some say it slashes export times, who is right? We thought we would put FCPX to the test and find out if pre-rendering timelines gives shorter export times. We've got some interesting results!

 

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10 Responses

Marc
Marc

February 21, 2020

What about when sending to Compressor? Does rendering effect export time when sending to Compressor? Answering my own questions (I just watched a video of Steve Martin from Ripple Training): FCP uses the render files when exporting. When you send it to Compressor, FCP has to regenerate all the rendered files because Compressor isn’t able to recognize/use those previously rendered files. This is because the share technology in Final Cut is much more advanced than the share technology in Compressor. So sending to Compressor will ALWAYS BE SLOWER because of the need to re-render the data.

Marc
Marc

February 21, 2020

What about when using Compressor? Does rendering effect export time when sending to Compressor?

Dan Wierling
Dan Wierling

May 20, 2019

4.24.48.29 I posted this on the FCP.CO facebook comment days ago.

Jeremy W
Jeremy W

May 20, 2019

Thanks. I always have rendering turned on and I always use Compressor. I think this gives the absolute fastest render times no matter what final format/codec.
The icon with the timecode had 4:24:48:20, yes?

Peter
Peter

May 14, 2019

Thank you all for replying, 4.24.48.20 is the incorrect answer

Keith Woolford
Keith Woolford

May 14, 2019

Ah-ha, probably like many others always wondered but never took the time to do my own tests. Many thanks.

And, the Timecode was 4:24:48:20

Cheers, Keith

Brian Seegmiller
Brian Seegmiller

May 14, 2019

Shouldn’t you include the render time in your final time? Yes 16 seconds is fast but you still have to wait for it to render, unless it renders while you eat lunch or are away from the computer doing other tasks.

Stephen Kolb
Stephen Kolb

May 14, 2019

4:24:48:20

Pierre Gignac
Pierre Gignac

May 14, 2019

4:24:48:20
Thanks for the test from now on I will let the BGrendering

Paul
Paul

May 14, 2019

4.24.48.20

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