Real-Time Effects and the Render Status Bar
Â RT pop-up menu: Allows you to adjust the playback quality of real-time effects in
Final Cut Pro. Using the options in this menu, you can decide which is more
important to you—visual playback quality, or maximizing the available effects that
can be played back in real time. For more information on the options in the
Real-Time Effects pop-up menu, see Volume III, Chapter 28, “Using RT Extreme.”
Speed change is shown
as a percentage.
Stereo pair indicator
RT pop-up menu
Â Render status bar: This bar at the top of the Timeline indicates which parts of the
sequence have been rendered at the current render quality. The top line is for video,
the bottom for audio.
Â Video render bar (upper region): Indicates the presence and render status of video
Â Audio render bar (lower region): Indicates the presence and render status of audio
Colors in the render bar above items indicate whether the items need to be
rendered. Items that don’t need to be rendered have dark gray bars above them. For
more information, see Volume III, Chapter 28, “Using RT Extreme.” You can also refer
to Volume III, Chapter 29, “Rendering and Video Processing Settings.”
Â Clip item render bars: Audio clip items can be rendered individually. Clip items in the
Timeline display individual render bars in the following cases:
Â Audio clip items that require sample rate conversion: For example, audio clips that
were captured at 44.1 kHz but have been edited into a sequence set to 48 kHz.
Â Audio clip items with filters applied: Applying one or more filters causes an audio
clip to display a render bar within the clip item itself.
For more information about clip item render bars, see Volume III, Chapter 29,
“Rendering and Video Processing Settings.”