First thing you should do is turn off MP rendering. RAM allocation should be in multiples of 2 so your 1.5 is not good. MP rendering is buggy and completely ineffective with many video formats and plug-ins.
You should read up on optimizing performance by simply typing "optimize performance" in the search help field at the top right corner of AE and read up.
Mylenium Rick Gerard I pretty much allowed Adobe to pic the temp folder. I thought the folder would auto expand as needed. I never knew of a folder having a limited file size. Let me read up on this.
I know my pc is at end of life, but I was waiting for it to get to the end of its string before making a new purchase.
Worth noting is, I usually buy my new pc from Best Buy. I need to see and feel before making a purchase. But I am thinking I may have to buy my next one that will need to meet Adobe specifications from the Dealer/ manufacturer. Any suggestions??
A choice of new machine depends not only on AE work, but also the OTHER applications you use currently or will use in the future. Please fill us in.
My primary work is with Photoshop, Premier Pro, After Effects, Audition and Chief Architect. I have moved my training to After Effects and Premier Pro because I have found more evidence of financial opportunities in Video and moving making. My next computer will have to accommodate these applications. Right now I have a pc with Windows 7 professional on it. I am guessing my next purchase will have the latest version of Windows what ever on it.. Let me know if you need additional information
Windows 7 is still acceptable. Perhaps when Windows 10 comes out, I'll consider upgrading.
That being said, this page should give some ideas of what to get: FAQ: What computer and components should I buy ?
And, yes, the ideal solution would be to purchase a workstation instead of a normal desktop. They don't tend to sell those at Best Buy (nothing against them - I actually like Best Buy - but they probably don't have what you need).
Guys I just wanted to get back to you on my original questions about the pc is constantly reading the disk drive.
I made a couple of changes,
- I went back to Premier Pro and Isolated the pieces of video I wanted to work with in After Effects and cut them into short clips no more than 25 seconds long. This way After Effects is not rendering a portion of a long clip
- Then I made the changes you guys suggested see the screen capture below. I hope I got this right. Bottom line is: everything seems to be working just fine. AE still loses it way sometimes and I have to shut it down a restart and it is back to normal.
- I also noticed that purging the "Memory and Disk Cache" seems to free up needed resources for AE to use helps a lot.
My process for editing is like this
- I make a simple edit
I create a RAM preview to decide if I like my edit
- I make a new edit
- Purge the "Memory and Disk Cache"
- May a new RAM preview
This is a time consuming process, but it the best process I have right now. Let me know what you think
The initial advice still applies: get more RAM. Ain't no way around that one.
Sounds to me like you have a pc problem, not AE problem. Try running Ccleaner (Free version does just fine) to clean up your system cache and registry.
Guys I am still considering buying a new computer. Funds are limited so I need to set priorities. You guys say I need a work station rather than a lap top which I can not get at Best Buy. So I probably prefer HP products, I've had great luck with them over the years. So where do I call to order this work station?