Using RT Extreme for Video Output

By default, Final Cut Pro renders video at full quality before you perform Edit to Tape and Print to Video operations. However, if you simply want to output a rough draft of your sequence, you can output with reduced quality settings. Final Cut Pro always warns you before you output video to tape at reduced quality.

To output reduced-quality video using Print to Video, Edit to Tape, or direct output from the Timeline
  • Choose Use Playback Settings from the Record To Tape section of the RT pop-up menu in the Timeline.

    If you do not choose Use Playback Settings, Final Cut Pro always outputs at full quality.

For more information, see Printing to Video and Output from the Timeline.