I'm working with a team of editors who all do things differently. two of them got into a conversation that has been nagging at me. when asked to remove a clip or piece of b-roll from an upper video layer, they slide the opacity down to 0%. this way, if they need to use the clip, or are asked to bring it back, it's still in the same spot.
I could go blue in the face talking about the risk of accidentally sliding the opacity to 1%, using the disable function instead, or even that non-linear non-destructive editing is called non-destructive for a reason, but what I'm really wondering is, does premiere still have to process and render a clip on the timeline if it has 0% opacity?
we've noticed his projects take a little longer to render and everyone was quick to blame the 0% opacity thing. I don't know if that's the case. any insight would be helpful.