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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Quick-Reference Guide by Brendan Boykin

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14. Output

Final Cut Pro supports output to many destination media, including iPods, Blu-ray discs, videotapes, and media files.

Rendering

Several variables affect Final Cut Pro’s ability to play back a sequence in real time: RT pop-up menu settings, the editing system’s hardware (CPU, RAM, video interface, and storage speed), the sequence and clip settings/codecs, and the number and types of applied effects. Whether Final Cut Pro is requiring a render or you want to force a render to see an effect at a higher quality, there are three ways to render:

Render Selected

Render All

Render Only

Note

By default, rendering occurs at 100 percent quality and frame rate. You may alter those settings in the Render Control tab from the Sequence > ...

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