While I love the fact that FCP X renders on the fly, it can mean many more unused render files in the long term. That could mean losing space at a much faster pace. Premiumbeat posted a quick how to covering two easy ways to delete those unneeded files.

To delete Project render files:

1. Select (but do not open) the project from the Project Library.
2. Choose File > Delete Project Render Files.
3. From the dialog box that appears, choose whether you want to delete all render files, or just unused render files.

Note: You cannot delete more than one project’s render files at a time. That is, there is no way to Command + click on multiple projects to perform this process in bulk. Therefore, if you have more than one project that you need to clean up, you’ll need to do this multiple times. Or… you can delete event render files.

To delete Event render files:

1. Select one or multiple events from the Event Library. (Just Command + click on as many events as you want to include in the render deletion.)
2. Choose File > Delete Event Render Files. (Deleting Project Render Files is not even listed within the File menu if you have selected an Event.)
3. From the dialog box that appears, choose whether you want to delete all render files, or just unused render files.

Note: This is the method you should choose if you have a lot of render files to delete. Therefore, as you’re setting up all of your events, plan wisely!



Thanks a bunch to Premiumbeat for posting the how to.