2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2015 10:41 AM by billyc88920796

    CS3 running slow and problems with ram render


      Out of the blue, CS3 starting running very slow. Been working just great. It started when I

      loaded two .wmv movies that I was working on.  When I hit "ram preview", it took forever.

      There were no effects added.  When I tried to move the timeline scrubber, it would go very slow.

      I closed that project out and added a video clip I had worked with before.  When I hit the

      Ram preview, it went halfway through the clip and then showed half the clip.  The green bar

      only went halfway.  It is only about a 25 second clip. I purged the video graphics.

      When I did render a movie that was only about 25 seconds long, it took forever at first, then

      went very fast.  It showed that it was using 60 percent of the 4gigs of ram. I am using Windows 7

      pro.  Nothing has changed since I worked with it yesterday,. And it worked great yesterday. I checked

      Task Manager and nothing else was running at the time. Don't understand why the Ram preview is only

      going halfway through the clip.  I am new to After effects so I am not sure what to check. And one

      last thing when I did load the video clip that was a .mov file, the timeline scrubber worked okay, but

      the Ram preview still only would preview half the clip. One last thing, when I did check Task Manager to see

      if anything was running, it showed that After Effects.exe was using lots of memory. The figure was way up

      there.  (that might be normal) Any clue what I might check?  I have not changed any settings.  My hard drive

      has over 600 gigs free.

        • 1. Re: CS3 running slow and problems with ram render
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Nobody can tell you anything without exact full system info or other technical details like what footage is used, comp settings, effects etc.. What you describe could easily point to a memory leak in a driver or CoDec.



          • 2. Re: CS3 running slow and problems with ram render
            billyc88920796 Level 1

            Okay, as I said earlier, there were no effects added. I simply added the video clip to the composition file. It was a simple

            clip of my dog running around in circles. It was taken with my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. I did run the clip thru Sony Movie

            Studio but that program couldn't do what I wanted with the clip. It was saved by Sony Movie Studio as a .wmv file. I then took

            this clip and imported it into After Effects. When I tried to move the timeline scrubber, it moved very slow. When I tried to do

            Ram preview, it was very slow. I thought the clip might have been damaged by Sony Movie Studio so I played it with VLC with

            no problem. On Sunday, I did a project without any problem. Don't know how to check for a memory leak. The settings were

            HDTV 1080 29.97  width 1920 height 1080   square pixels 29.97 Duration 14 seconds My system info

            OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

            Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

            Other OS Description  Not Available

            OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

            System Manufacturer Dell Inc.

            System Model XPS 8300

            System Type x64-based PC

            Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

            BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 2/15/2011

            SMBIOS Version 2.6

            Windows Directory C:\Windows

            System Directory C:\Windows\system32

            Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

            Locale United States

            Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"

            Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time

            Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB

            Total Physical Memory 5.85 GB

            Available Physical Memory 4.28 GB

            Total Virtual Memory 11.7 GB

            Available Virtual Memory 10.1 GB

            Page File Space 5.85 GB

            Page File C:\pagefile.sys

            Not sure what else you need.  I don't know how to check for memory leak. Thanks.