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  • Pre-render question

     Graham Bernard updated 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Daniel Bane

    March 31, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    I pre-render in Vegas Pro by selecting and using Shift+B. I’m wondering if there is a way to lock the Pre-render. When I pre-render and see a lag time mistake (I sync text and videos for clients), I edit the mistake but loose the Pre-Render and I have to select the area again, use Shif+B so I can check to see if my edit fixed the sync issue.

    I may have to tweak/edit the sync issue 2 or 3 times before I get it aligned perfectly — having to pre-render after each edit really slows me down.

    Is there a way to lock the pre-render and when done with all the editing required, unlock the pre-render. Or is there another way to pre-render a clip/text for editing than the Shift+B method.


  • Graham Bernard

    April 1, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Shift+B is Build Ram Preview. It’s a quick method of Previewing your work AND Is limited by the amount of BUILD RAM PREVIEW you’ve set aside in Preferences. Being a RAM option it’s volatile and WILL disappear if your Timeline is altered. Now, if you wish to have less volatile Previews then use SHIFT+M, and this is PreRendering. Then there is the further option to Render-Out for ongoing editing?

    I’ve tried all these methods and select to use them based on what exactly I need AT THAT TIME.

    So, what are you trying to achieve:

    Volatile/Ephemeral Previews? This will give a quick and dirty view of your work thus far. It can range from a few seconds, to, if you have the RAM to TENS of Seconds or even minutes! 🤩

    More Stable Previews? PreRenders > SHIFT+M

    Previews that you’re needing to use for editing? Render-Out or intermediary renders.

    I think you’ve confused Build RAM Previewing with PreRenders.

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