FCPX & Background Rendering Question

cwazytech

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Is it ok to keep working in Final Cut when background rendering wants to start? I'm aware if I stop working background rendering starts, but is it ok to continue working while it pauses? Or does that put too much stress on processor and graphics card?
 

chabig

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There is nothing you can do to put too much "stress" on the computer parts.
 

e1me5

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Background rendering begins when you are not using fcpx and stops when you start again. It just efficiently use idle time to church data so the final exporting is faster. You can enable background rendering with a third party patch but I don't advice it. The whole process is automatic and you don't stress the computer one bit. Beware though that rendering creates render files that tend to fill hard drives fast, especially when you are low on space.
 

kohlson

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In FCPX 10.4, and perhaps earlier versions, background rendering is on by default. You can adjust the "start delay" and turn off background rendering in Preferences-Playback. I don't think it affects performance much, but the rendering can dramatically increase the Library size - it's rendering all assets. You can Delete Generated library, event, and playlist files as required.
 

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