Final Cut Pro 6 - Changing Real-Time Playback Settings

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Changing Real-Time Playback Settings

Being able to see your sequence play back in real time, regardless of the quality, is
often more important than seeing full-quality video. By default, Final Cut Pro attempts
to calculate video at full quality. However, it’s fairly easy to exceed your computer’s
ability to calculate effects in real time and at full quality.

To maintain your creative pace, avoid rendering, and maximize performance, Final Cut Pro
provides several real-time playback modes, such as Safe RT and Unlimited RT.

To learn about where you can change real-time playback settings, see “

Locations for

Changing Real-Time Playback Settings

,” next.

To read detailed explanations about each real-time playback mode, see “


Real-Time Playback Options

” on page 625.