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Rendering your timeline in Premiere Pro

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How do you render in Adobe Premiere Pro?

Rendering your project in Premiere Pro seems way harder than it actually is. But before we start explaining how to render, let’s talk about what rendering really is.

If you have a look at your timeline you will see a colored bar above your footage, this can either be red, yellow or green. Red indicates that the playback won’t go smoothly at all, this is mainly because the clip has some effects on it and they are hard to process. Yellow labeled clips could cause playback problems but if your pc is decent enough they can also play back smoothly. If the label is green your clip will play back super smooth without any problems.

Rendering can sometimes take a while, that’s because the process of rendering is actually a kind of export that takes place in the background.

Different colors in the timeline indicate whether or not you need to render the sequence

To render your sequence in Premiere Pro you can head over to the sequence menu and select one of the render options. ‘Render Effect In to Out’ is the basic rendering, it’s same as pressing the ENTER key. This will make all red labeled clips green. But it doesn’t render the yellow labeled clips. ‘Render In to Out’ will also render the yellow clips and if you place an in and out point in your timeline you can render a specific portion of it. You can also render your audio if you have some effects on it.

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If you have problems with the rending or your footage has suddenly got some glitches, you can always delete the render files.

Different render options in Premiere Pro

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