I've got a 27" 3.1 ghz Intel Core i5 iMac with 8gb of RAM. If I increase it to 16gb of RAM will this help speed up rendering and previews. Will this also help when working with effects and HD video?
Any help on this would be great as reading about this subject is confusing...
Memory has nothing to do with rendering speed, it merely allows to apply more effects and using more layers before getting into pinches.
Ok, so still worth investing in some extra RAM if my animations become complex in terms of using more fancy effects, 3d cameras, lighting etc...?