Am I doing sometihng wrong ? Or is that the price you pay for convenience ?
I'm inclined to believe the former. My own tests showed the same render times for both methods (just slightly faster from PP, actually).
Do you have hardware acceleration active? Did you have Max Render Quality checked in the PP export?
Hi, yes, I have GPU active but I have noticed that when I render the dynamic link to AE, the GPU is only used very lightly, 2-5%. I don't have Max Render Quality checked.
So you see the same render times, for a dynamic link and a straight up AE render, that gives me hope, I'll scratch around a little more. I typically run with all defaults and have not set many preferences outside of that.
Should have added this in the first post, this is CS5.5
I don't have 5.5, but I tested in both 5 and 6. In both cases, the PP export was actually a little faster than the direct AE export using the same export settings.