FCE Whats with the Rendering?!!!

superman666

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I used to use Adobe Premiere Pro and it was an amazing program. Absolutely No rendering to preview the effects/overframes I made. And with Final Cut Express 3.5 HD, 'Dynamic RT' is supposed to stop the frustrating renders. Apparently it isn't, because after ever effect/or video overlay I do I need to render, which is beyond frustrating. Sometimes it takes sooo long to render, when i'm just experiment with effects on clips. Is there any way to 'enable' Dynamic RT or something? BTW I have FCE 3.5 w/ an Intel Mac (so I should be set?)
 

superman666

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I'm not sure if i'm filming in safe or unlimited. Can you tell me how to check? More of my problem is with putting video 'ontop' of video ( like a video overlay). Every time I have to render it and it gets really annoying.
 

superman666

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Oh yea sorry for the confusion. But could you tell me how I view it within FCE?
 

thworple

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Not totally sure if the settings are the same in FCE, but in FCP if you click the 'RT' button toward the top left of the timeline (next to the counter) check 'Unlimited' at the top, then under 'Playback Video Quality' on the same drop-down menu, select 'Dynamic'.

In FCP this turns all the red 'requires render' sections on the timeline to turn to orange. They should now playback fine, unless you have really complex overlays, in which case you may experience dropped frames. Its just for previewing without the need to render - you'll still need to render at the end of your edit before your Edit to Tape/ Print to Video/ Export stage.
 

superman666

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Not totally sure if the settings are the same in FCE, but in FCP if you click the 'RT' button toward the top left of the timeline (next to the counter) check 'Unlimited' at the top, then under 'Playback Video Quality' on the same drop-down menu, select 'Dynamic'.

In FCP this turns all the red 'requires render' sections on the timeline to turn to orange. They should now playback fine, unless you have really complex overlays, in which case you may experience dropped frames. Its just for previewing without the need to render - you'll still need to render at the end of your edit before your Edit to Tape/ Print to Video/ Export stage.
Ahh Thanks alot for that... Mine wasn't on unlimited.