Using Render Cache on Export: Turn Render On or Off?

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Mark Osborne

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Using Render Cache on Export: Turn Render On or Off?

PostThu Dec 07, 2017 12:51 am

Do you need to have Render "on" (set to smart or user) when exporting using the "use render cached images" setting in the export page.

My thought was once you've rendered your timeline, you can turn render "off" and Resolve will access your cached images for the export and leaving render "on" during export would only tax your machine, unnecessarily.

Would love input on this from Blackmagic Team.
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Re: Using Render Cache on Export: Turn Render On or Off?

PostThu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 am

Yes, I'm pretty sure you do have to keep render switched on in order to use cache for delivery. The reason I believe this is because as soon as you turn of render cache, it unlinks your clips to the cache, and even if you turn it right back on, it has to completely re-render everything from scratch.

On a side note, I find it particularly annoying to disable nodes in color page to check before/after, and having the cache disconnected and needing complete re-render.

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