Adobe oblivious? Say it aint so!
Is this the same company that released an early alpha of AE CC 2015 and called it an update, whilst installation automatically defaults to deleting any prior versions of AE?
I'd hardly call that oblivious. Belligerent? A definite "maybe".
Oblivious, I'm not so sure they're that passive towards their users.
We had a huge problem with AE performance on a Mac SAN, with the same 10gigE -> Thunderbolt adapters. What helped speed ours up (but not totally fixed) was going onto the server and turning off SMB in favor of AFP.
Sorry to hear about your performance problems with image sequence import. I know the team did work on this area for 13.7.2, and more in the release that dropped today (13.8). 13.8 will install side-by-side with the version you have. I believe most of their work had to do with optimizing the calls they made to the filesystem and significantly improved certain server-based workflows.
Any chance you can try out 13.8 and report back?
I have tried it with version 13.8 and still the same for me. I am trying to access 3 x 300 frame HD sequences from a local drive. Viewing them in OSX is fine and instant, scrolling and selecting is not a problem. When I try to import them through AE the computer freezes and un-managable, it looks like the code to import in AE have to register every frame before access making the AE grind to a halt . To scroll through them is near to impossible. It is an adobe efficiency issue that has been on-going for 2 major updates now and it clearly states that the new update has resolved this, but it hasn't changed at all... However there is a work around which we shouldn't have to do.. You can put each sequence into its own folder and that makes importing so so much more efficient. It does keep things nice and tidy however there are no issues with importing 4k-8k sequences with other compositing packages. Maybe Adobe can rewrite code to just acknowledge a name of file rather than trying to read the file / image and size for every frame, all we need is to see a name of file for the correct import - a custom AE list will be fine...
Maybe Adobe can rewrite code to just acknowledge a name of file rather than trying to read the file / image and size for every frame
We essentially did just that, starting in After Effects 13.7.1. Check your Import Preferences: is "Verify Individual Files (slower)" checked? If so, uncheck that box.
Yes it is unchecked. I can't show you the spinning wheel when doing a screen grab but selecting a image sequence from this folder of image sequences grinds the computer to a halt. The images are not even 32bit float and at HD quality. It only happens through AE. Any suggestions why this is happening?
The File size for Each image is 16MB and Thats will make the Overload
Since they are NOT 32bit and JUST HD QUALITY .. why Not Trying To Patch Converting into a smaller size instead of TIFF.
one More Note ...
From Edit -> purge -> All memory this will Help to Free up the RAM and Getting a much faster Performance .
Yes but with the 'verify files' unchecked surely that isn't a problem as AE is just reading the name of file - not the actual file.. I will try purge again but think it is an issue with AE deeper than that... As I don't have the same problem viewing them through OSX...
This is unusual behavior. Please file a bug and include as much information as you can. There might be something going on behind the scenes that's causing the issues, like syncing to a cloud backup service.