3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2016 3:05 PM by Roei Tzoref

    Ae gets laggy


      Hello there!


      I want to create a video where scenes from a movie are played while in the background is music.I'm not sure I'm allowed to give YouTube links here,but for the sake of the discussion I will(I apologize if I'm breaking any rules).

      Example: One Republic - Apologize - Step Up Movie - YouTube


      So..the file(movie) that I'm importing into After Effects has 7.86 GB which is a problem because Ae gets really laggy when I try to work with the movie.If I even try to move the time indicator Ae won't respond.A thing that I think it's important to mentions is that my PC has 4 GB RAM.


      What is the proper way to proceed if I want to make a video like the one mentioned above?

        • 1. Re: Ae gets laggy
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          I'm not surprised AE lags if you have just 4GB -- that's barely enough to keep AE and the OS running.

          • 2. Re: Ae gets laggy
            Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

            as Dave said you are scraping the bottom in terms of system requirements for after effects: After Effects System Requirements for Mac OS and Windows . the file size is not an indication that it should take time to process. most of the time its the opposite because it suggests that the movie is lossless i.e takes less time to render a frame. if it's compressed it will take longer to process.


            but I think the big question is what exactly are you set to accomplish here? editing video scenes? this is not Ae's strong suit. you would be better off doing that in Premiere. I don't exactly understand what do you mean by "making a video like the one above" what am I seeing exactly? what exactly do you want to do?


            what I am saying is that we need more information.

            • 3. Re: Ae gets laggy
              Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Try using Premiere Elements if you don't have a computer that meets the minimum specs (higher that the minimum is really necessary for Premiere Pro).

              That kind of editing is not a job for After Effects.