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. The tasks being performed and a percentage of completion are shown in the window.

Important: If you actively use Final Cut Pro while background tasks are running, the background tasks will pause. 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.

      Background Tasks button in toolbar
  2. To view the tasks that are running in each section, click a disclosure triangle.

    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 .