rendering question for FCP

everytime I capture footage and then drag it into the timeline I ahve to
render it, what option have I fucked up that is casuing this

also my comprosser does not work everytime I try to compress it says can
not connect to background information

i know you've probably check it a million times, but make sure your
timeline's video settings are exactly the same as your captured footage
settings.

haven't had that problem with compressor tho.

no one has...only me..I've tried reinstalling, I am going to have to call up
apple

i've seen that happen. Compressor has some things abuot it that are linked to FCP. you probably have to reinstall both compressor and FCP.

and asymetrik is right about why u need to render in your timeline.

thanks guys