TMPGEnc Smart Renderer 6 Review and Tutorial

I have produced a video review and tutorial for Pegasys’ new Smart Renderer 6 program. It allows you to edit video and audio, losslessly.

Script notes:

– Review Pegasys Smart Renderer 6 (when it comes out). 

Use cases: surveillance video, vertical video that needs to be turned wide 

and vice-versa, nature footage, fast turnarounds, someone demands/desires 

one large file instead of many, gathering sports or video games highlights 

Sound bites from press conference. Seminar highlights. Video game footage.

Movie clips

footage, saving hard drive space, saving file transfer times, daily 

vloggers would stand to benefit greatly

How to use: Don’t cut down to the frame you want to keep. The part where it 


In and out points include the frames. So don’t cut on I-frames. On in 

point, cut the frame just before the I/keyframe and on outs do the frame 

just after the I-frame. Do it on the next one over though, because wherever 

the footage joins together it will be re-encoded AKA quality will be lost.

Audio quality is lossless unless you do all clips in one, unless you 

combine clips from different cameras or different audio settings on the 

same camera.

Smart rendering analysis is on the cut edit window now.

Last edited position is a time saver.

The rotation flag is awesome!

– Smart Renderer 6 New Features ( https://tmpgenc.pegasys- )

new features: High dynamic range and variable frame rate support.

VP9, AVI uncompressed, motion jpeg and Cineform support.

HEVC at 10-bit, 4:2:2 support.

On the audio side, Apple Lossless Audio, Opus and Vorbis in/out is now 


Up to 12-bit color video quality.

Color adjustment now works with high bit color.

Project restoration, in case of a computer crash.

Output to XAVC and MXF containers.

Output to Bluray BDAV format including disc burning. No menus though. ISO 

image output is available as well.

Official support for Windows 7 and 8.1 has been dropped. But so far it worked fine on my computer.

200 video transitions.

Audio loudness filter.

Like version 5, it supports up to 8K quality video, Sony’s XAVC S format, 

clip rescue, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC codec support along with a few 

others. The x264, x265 video encoding libraries are once again licensed. 

Along with Fraunhofer IIS for audio.

Rotation flag changes without re-encoding is also still supported. So if 

you recorded a video horizontally but your phone or tablet thought you were 

recording vertically, you can fix that without quality loss!

The re-encoding analyzer is also a very important function. It’s now 

available on the clip editing screen.

Author: Adam

Adam is a professional photographer, videographer and audio engineer. He started Real Home Recording back in 2011 and in 2017 launched Don't Go to Recording School.