This is your first time using CC but are you new to After Effects? AE is not a NLE and previews need to be rendered. Comparing After Effects to Final Cut is like comparing an artist with a canvas and paint to a photographer with a DSLR. Both make images, but the process the artist uses is completely different than the process the photographer does. I suspect that you have not used any frame based, layer based compositing app before and that you are very new to AE.
There have been reports and several threads on Laggy UI on Windows machines.
Please tell us more so we can help.
As Rick said there is a difference between a motion graphics program/special effects program like After Effects and a editing program like Final Cut. If you are looking for an editor (like Final Cut) adobe editor is Premiere Pro. To learn more about AE check out http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-after-effects-cc/
Yes this is my first time using AE; I've previously used FCPX and Sony Vegas 10 I believe. The previews I can deal with, but the UI lag is literally unbearable to the point where I feel like I'm trying to edit videos on a netbook. The videos that I'm working with are recorded using the Windows machine, so I'd rather not have to move them from the PC over to the Mac, especially when the PC can render much faster. I might just have to go back to Vegas .
I was looking at using Premiere. Does it have all the color correction abilities of AE? That's the main reason why I was using it.
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@Angry, there are differences. AE includes does have some 3rd party plug-in's like color finese that aren't found in PPro. PPro offers others features like integration with Speedgrade, Lumetri engine, 3-way color corrector that aren't included in AE. Each has strengths & weaknesses.. From what I gather from the gist of your responses it sounds like your needs would be better happier with PPro. Also take a look at the Adobe hardware forum for build/setup recommendations on having a balanced machine, your machine spec would be a good gaming machine, not so much for a editing/motion graphics workstation.
Yes this is my gaming rig that I am working on. I put the video into PPro last night and it ran a lot smoother and had all the effects that I needed, so I'll use this from now on. Thanks for your help.
Not only in certain effects or plug-ins.
- After Effects CC is very, very slow, both opening as saving.
- 5 or 6 times SLOWER than its prececessor. the CS6 (the relatively fast).
LET'S WORK ON THAT?
Or let's stick to put warm cloths in serious trouble?
Desiner since '70s
CC is faster on my system, what are your system specs? I suspect the problem lies in mis-configuration or other issue.