Automatic Rendering While You Are Away
from Your Computer
The Auto Render option allows you to take advantage of idle computer time when
you’re not editing—such as during a coffee break or lunch—to render open sequences
in the Timeline.
To change Auto Render settings:
Choose Final Cut Pro > User Preferences, then click the General tab.
This message appears in
the Viewer and Canvas
when rendering is
Rendering and Video Processing Settings
Three options determine what parts of your opened sequences are rendered and when:
Â “Start Render after” field: This number, in minutes, specifies the amount of idle time that
must pass before Final Cut Pro starts to automatically render any open sequences.
Â Render pop-up menu: Choose Open Sequences from this pop-up menu to render all
open sequences in the Timeline. Choose Current Sequence to render the currently
active sequence tab in the Timeline. Choose Open Sequences Except Current to
render all open sequences except for the currently active sequence in the Timeline.
Â Render RT Segments: Selecting this checkbox ensures that all sections of your
sequence that use real-time effects are also rendered. Deselecting this checkbox
saves time by ignoring sections of your sequence that are already capable of playing
back in real time.
When the number of minutes specified in the “Start Render after” field has elapsed with
no user activity, a progress dialog appears indicating the following sequence of events:
If Autosave Vault is selected, the project is automatically saved prior to rendering.
All selected regions of the currently active sequence are rendered.
All sections of the Timeline with a red render bar are rendered.
All audio with effects is rendered.
All sections of the Timeline with yellow and orange render bars are rendered.
If the Render RT Segments checkbox is selected, all sections of the Timeline with a
green render bar are rendered.
If the Render pop-up menu is set to Open Sequences, steps 2 through 6 are followed
for each open sequence. The project is automatically saved after each render.