Well, what effects and features do you actualyl use in your video? Sounds like you use raytrace 3D and under dynamic Link this won't use GPU acceleration and revert to CPU mode, thus take much, much, much longer to render... If that's the case render to a Quicktime movie or anotehrintermediate format from AE directly, then encode later.
well here is the template im using http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrE6Xaryc3E , I just replace the photos only. and my comp is using Classic 3D only not raytraced 3D, well mind telling me if i render to a Quicktime movie format from AE directly and then encode later.. does the quality reduced ?
if i render to a Quicktime movie format from AE directly and then encode later.. does the quality reduced ?
It depends on what codec you use when you encode it into a Quicktime file. The Quicktime container can be used to encode lossless and lossy codecs.
If you render as Photo-JPEG at a high quality setting, you won't notice much (if any) drop in quality. If you don't mind a larger file size, Quicktime with the PNG codec at high quality setting is actually lossless. There is absolutely no quality loss whatsoever.