FCPX Timeline Render Queue

FCPX Timeline Render Queue

Yes, you can manually start rendering on multiple Timelines in FCPX, one after the other, and they will all queue up in the Background Tasks. Here I look as how this works very efficiently.
FCPX Timeline Render Queue

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Yes, you can manually start rendering on multiple Timelines in FCPX, one after the other, and they will all queue up in the Background Tasks. Let's say I've edited 2 different scenes from a production. I'm ready to render both of them out to Master Files for review by the director / producer / client/ whoever. I pull up the first one, Shift-Control-R starts the Render All command. I click my Timeline Browser arrow to get to the second scene. Again, hit the keyboard shortcut to Render All. When I open up the Background Tasks window (click the Background Clock in the Dashboard), I can see both in the queue. They will render one at a time, in the order I started the commands for each. So yes, you can render multiple Timeline in a queue when editing with Final Cut Pro X.

As far as I am able to discover, automatic background rendering, as configured in the Preferences, only acts upon the currently active, open Timeline.

Just in case you were wondering…