Is the project staying in AE? If so, why do you need to render it out and re-import and render out again? Just point it towards the new files and then go on with AE. If you are using the finished animation in another program, like FCP, then you just need to render it out at the correct codec (dv, if that's what the other material is) and there should not be any additional rendering necessary. Of course, maybe I'm completely misunderstanding what you are doing :) sb On 5/5/03 4:18 PM, "Matthew Guemple" <mo.og at verizon.net> wrote: > I trying to retro fit an old project... don't ask! > What I'm trying to do is trick AE into replacing one set of files for > another. The easiest way I can think of to do this is to remove the > files it thinks it wants and point it in the direction of the files I'd > like it to use instead... > Then render that out to a qt movie and reimport it... the question is > if I render it using the DV codec... and then re render that using the > dv codec am I going to get a double reduction? > > Is there an different codec I should use knowing that it will at some > point be re-rendered?