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It seemed the only way to have a smooth preview is RAM preview. All the projects are in 1080p, 60fps, and the cache files and other material are located on the SSD. I don't know what the problem is, ...and is this just normal?
Yes, AE is still a compositing ap pwith limited realtime possibilities. And enabling MP is useless, if your footage I/O can't keep up or you use specific temporal effects. For similar reasons, dual graphics cards are useless, when hardware acceleration wil lbe turned off and everything reverts to software mode. Do a search, this has been discuseed to death.
Thanks a lot. So....could I say a notebook with Quad core i7, 16G Ram, SSD and a graphic card likes HD 7850M is enough for 1080p @ 60fps editing without too much effects?
Here is a link to one of the threads around hardware. This is a discussion that has so many variables, an entire forum could be dedicated to it! It all comes down to what you want to use the system for - and by "use", I mean exact usage - What is After Effects going to do for you - Composite? Keying work? Text? Graphics etc etc etc...
The questions you are asking are exactly the same as mine at the moment. I am doing as much as I can to find a decent PC spec for what I want out of AE. Good luck, and have fun searching...