Update: If you are working on FCP or higher, you can set your sequence settings by dropping in your media on to the timeline. It will ask. I just bought Final Cut and when I drag a video to the timeline and play it, I get #7. How to render video in Final Cut Express 4. At the top, click. Final Cut Pro's designers have carefully organized the tools you use to Unrendered sections will display the red render status indicator. Well it doesn't work that way with FCP 7. It works that way with Adobe Premiere. But FCP requires that the files be in specific editing formats. I've got a clip that I captured to FCP 7. I don't think I had 48kHz "Anamorphic" just NTSC DV 48kHz selected as the capture settings, but I dont. I've constantly had problems with render files becoming un-rendered in Final Cut Pro. Sometimes just closing and reopening a project will. I am new to Final Cut Pro 7, on new quad core imac. I cannot edit or see what I would like to edit, only a blue unrendered screen in the. This FCP-user's guide will teach you how to preview a clip without rendering it first. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear.