Final Cut Pro X: View background tasks

View background tasks

Many Final Cut Pro tasks take place in the background:

  • Importing

  • Transcoding

  • Video and audio optimization and analysis

  • Rendering

  • Sharing

  • Library backups

Final Cut Pro manages background tasks automatically, so you don’t need to do anything to start or pause them. If you want to see the progress of any of the background processes, you can open the Background Tasks window, which shows the tasks being performed and the percentage of completion.

Important: If you actively use Final Cut Pro while background tasks are running, the background tasks are paused. The tasks resume when you stop using Final Cut Pro.

View tasks that are running in the background

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Window > Background Tasks (or press Command-9).

    • In the toolbar, click the Background Tasks button.

      The Background Tasks button in the toolbar
  2. To view the active tasks in a section, click its disclosure triangle.

    The Background Tasks window

Pause or resume a task in the Background Tasks window

  • Click the Pause button or Resume button .

Cancel a task in the Background Tasks window

  • Click the Cancel button .

Published Date: Jan 16, 2018