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Chapter 20. Rendering > Preparing for Final Output

Preparing for Final Output

Rendering can take a lot of space, especially when you are creating a lot of render passes. Fortunately, hard drives are cheap these days. IDE drives are great for large capacity, and even though you can still get a lot of mileage these days with CD-ROMs, just buying more hard drives makes the most sense. Most cases these days still have a 5-inch drive bay that is perfect for removable drive sleds. When you fill up one drive, you can just put another one in. Always make backup copies of your project files and deliverables: Disaster usually strikes in the final hours of a project when you need problems the least.

Video

Various standards exist for video. The ones most familiar are NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. These formats use fields to refresh the television screen. Different formats also use different frame rates. NTSC uses 29.97fps, while PAL and SECAM uses 25fps. These standards have their own resolutions as well. NTSC is a maximum of 720 × 486; while PAL and SECAM have a maximum of 720 × 576.


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