- About Easy Setups, Presets, Settings, and Preferences
- Using Easy Setups
- Using Audio/Video Presets
- Specifying Sequence Settings
- Specifying Capture Settings
- Specifying Device Control Settings
- Using Video and Audio Playback Settings
- Specifying Audio/Video Output Settings
- Specifying User Preferences and System Settings
- Setting Editing Preferences
- Setting Label Preferences
- Customizing the Timeline Display
- Specifying Render Control Settings
- Specifying Audio Output Settings
- Setting Scratch Disk Preferences
- Specifying Memory & Cache Settings
- Specifying Playback Control Settings
- Setting External Editors Preferences
- Specifying Effects-Handling Preferences
- Customizing Final Cut Pro
- Creating Custom Screen Layouts
- Creating Custom Keyboard Layouts
- Creating Custom Shortcut Buttons
Specifying Render Control Settings
Render Control tab settings affect the image quality of rendered material in your sequence. You can selectively disable noncritical aspects of render processing that improve image quality but slow your work. Most of the choices you will make relate to balancing the quality of the render file with the speed of the rendering process. These Render Control tab settings apply during all FCP operations, including real-time playback, rendering, video output, and QuickTime output, so be sure to specify full-quality rendering before your final output.
The settings you define in this window become the default render quality settings for subsequent new projects and sequences. If you want to modify Render Control settings for an existing sequence, you will need to make the change in the Sequence Settings window for that sequence. See "Changing the Settings of an Existing Sequence" in Chapter 4.
To customize your default Render Control settings
- Choose Final Cut Pro HD > User Preferences.
- Click the Render Control tab. On the tab (
), modify the default settings for any of the following; then click OK:
Figure 3.39 The Render Control tab of the User Preferences window.
- Filters: Check this box to include filters when rendering. Filters will be applied only to clips you have specified. Excluding filters from a render quality setting is another way to speed up rendering.
- Frame Blending for Speed: Check this box to enable any motion-smoothing effects you have previously applied to speed-modified clips.
- Motion Blur: Check this box to include motion blur when rendering. Motion blur will be applied only to clips you have specified. Excluding motion blur from a render quality setting will speed up rendering.
- Frame Rate: Set the frame rate for the render quality to 25%, 33%, 50%, or 100% of the sequence editing timebase.
- Resolution: Select an option from this pop-up menu to set the resolution (frame size) for the render quality to 25%, 33%, 50%, or 100% of the resolution set for the sequence.