Final Cut Pro – Auto-Render
This tip can save you more time than you might expect.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Final Cut could do it’s rendering “in the background,” while you’re working in Photoshop, checking your e-mail, or updating your accounting? This timesaving tip shows you how.
Auto-Render is essentially a timer that tells Final Cut to do something when FCP isn’t busy. And that’s the key word: “busy.” Final Cut considers itself not busy when there are no mouse clicks or key presses.
To set it, select Final Cut Pro > User Preferences > General tab. In the lower right corner is Auto-Render. Change the default setting from 45 to 15. This means that Auto-Render kicks in after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Here’s the secret. When you switch to another application keep Final Cut open. Since Final Cut doesn’t see any mouse or keyboard activity it figures it isn’t busy, so, after 15 minutes, it renders all open sequences, even though you’re busy working in another application.
Save time. Keep busy. Very Cool!
Courtesy of Larry Jordan