Rendering Mixed-Format Sequences
For the highest-quality output, you should always render any segments of a sequence
whose render status bars indicate that they need rendering. When you use the Edit to
Tape and Print to Video commands, Final Cut Pro automatically renders these segments
for you. For more information, see “
About Render Status Bars
” on page 620.
In some situations, you will need to render nonmatching clips to play back your
sequence. For example, if you add an uncompressed clip or HDV clip to a DV sequence,
you may need to render the clip in the Timeline if your computer cannot play back the
source media in real time.