Um, how would you describe the amount of time you've spent working with After Effects? Months? Weeks? Days? Hours?
A few Days with After Effects. Well, I haven't really worked with it, just tried to figure out how to speed things up haha. I've worked with Premiere for about 6 months though, so I know basic stuff about video editing.
Is After Effects seriously that hard to run? Is this normal? Because Premiere can handle the same thing with no problems.
After effects is designed to playback cached frames in real-time. meaning it is designed to render the frames to memory before it can play them back in real time. definitely not the same experience you might have with a video editor like premiere. in the latest version, the ability to playback in real-time even non cached frames was improved significantly and was described that "Most video footage can now play back in real-time before effects are applied, without waiting for it to cache".
the audio is super laggy, choppy. Im not even talking about adding effects on images and stuff. And the rendering bar is fully green in the timeline, so it has loaded, but it still plays like that.
if the rendering bar is green it means the frames are cached to RAM and should playback smoothly. if you are experiencing anything different please share more information:
- exact Ae version (full numbers)
- what assets do you have in your project
- composition settings
- some screenshots/screencapture
here are some articles you might find useful. make sure you know what to expect with Ae because it's not intuitive:
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...I haven't really worked with it... I've worked with Premiere for about 6 months though, so I know basic stuff about video editing.
You're in for a big surprise then. AE doesn't work anything like PP! Read Roei's explanation.
AE is also quirky and EXTREMELY complicated -- far more so than PP -- so you need training in the basics or you'll get lost and frustrated. Not good.
Fortunately there's help! Go here:
Avoid AE tutorials done by high school kids on YouTube -- even on good days those guys can't find their posteriors in the dark using both hands. Get your knowledge from the pros.