Making Renders (Outputs, Exports) with Endcrawl
Renders, Outputs, Exports
"Render" is a term of art in post production. You might call renders something else, like outputs or exports.
Whatever you call them, you want to get video and still image files out of Endcrawl! Here's how.
How do I make renders?
- From your project, click the Renders tab.
- Choose your render formats from the dropdown menus. (See below for more detail.)
- Click Make My Renders.
You'll get an email when the render is complete. Download links also appear in the Render History table on this page.
How do I Download Renders?
The Endcrawl render engine will send you an email notification when your render is ready.
You can download from the links in that email, or directly from the Renders tab.
What are the three Render Dropdowns for?
There are three render dropdowns:
- The first (left) dropdown is for 1k Checker (preview) renders.
- The second (middle) dropdown is for full-res renders. It will follow the resolution selected under your project settings.
- The third (right) dropdown is PDF and for non-video outputs. We sometimes call this the "lawyer button".
How long do renders take?
Preview renders turn around in minutes.
Full resolution renders typically turn around in 30 minutes or less. Please note that our lossless render formats – DPX and TIFF Image Sequences – turn around in the same time as our lossy Quicktime formats, and also yield smaller download sizes.
Who can make renders?
Any project member with either Owner or Writer permissions can request renders.
Project members with Reader (read-only) permissions can download existing renders, but not request new ones.
Will my Full-Res renders be 2k or 4k?
This will follow your project settings. For example, if your project's base resolution is HD, then Full Resolution renders will be HD. If your project is 4k, then Full-Res renders will be 4k.
How do I pick my render format, resolution, etc?
Start by asking your post house or DI vendor first. They should know all of the specifics around your finishing workflow.
If it helps, our support team is glad to connect directly with your post vendor to smooth out those tech specs. Just let us know if you'd like us to.
We also recommend adding at least one post vendor, like a DI producer, to your project. ( Here's how.) That way they can keep an eye on your project's tech settings, and grab renders when they need to.
Okay, are renders really unlimited?
Preview renders are free and unlimited on all projects. Full-resolution renders are available on our upgraded tiers. Those are also uncapped.
We know that end credits always have that one "last" fix. We'll never penalize you for that. Making another version is always a click away.