Thanks, I will see how it goes. The actual problem is not instant pausing, that was just the easiest way to describe it. I use Zoom player scene cut editor with approximately 20 to 40 cuts per movie. When a cut happens, you can see action still taking place but can't hear anything, making it appear very strange and not pleasing to the viewer.I would consider if instant pausing is more important than the potential for stutter and skipped frames. The render queue is definitely there for a reason.