Ah, the constant struggle...! I don't think you can use that on a 32bit system. It might render on a 64bit system where you can get the full 4GB assigned to AE, though, just not with 3GB on a 32bit system. In your case, you should consider the "oldschool" way of doing this - build 2 or 3 comps where the images are physically sized differently so the whole grid never exceeds a number of pixels, then fade between them. visualyl it should make little difference - the motion blur during the transition would perfectly disguise the transition and when fully zoomed out, it doesn't realyl matter if the clips are scaled HD content or lower-res versions.
Thanks for your reply.
I got lucky. I lowered the composition settings to 7300x3xxx and the project rendered out.
I guess the limit is somewhere between 7300 and 9700 pixels wide for a 32bit OS.
It does matter to have the full resolution clips as this will be displayed on a 1080p television. Not too many places to hide!
Is there a 64bit version of After Effects?
I will be moving to Windows 7 64bit very soon and as everybody would want, it would be great to have access to more bandwidth.
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> Is there a 64bit version of After Effects?
> I will be moving to Windows 7 64bit very soon and as everybody would want, it would be great to have access to more bandwidth.
After Effects CS4 is still a 32-bit application, but you can get substantial benefits from running it on a 64-bit operating system. See this post: "CS4 Production Premium on 64-bit operating systems".
Thanks for your help!