No, sorry. There is no magic recipe. The computational math defeats this dream. AE is a full buffer renderer, meaning that everything it processes must fit fully into RAM. So if your machine isn't up to snuff - well, you know the story. That will only change, if and when AE gets a tiled renderer or a similarly memory friendly method or knows how to deal with much more RAM in a 64bit version. Until then, those workarounds will have to make do.
Thats what I figured but I wanted confirmation.
Hey gang. I have bought into building the mothership of Pc computers and well here is my problem. EVERYTHING!!!
dual quad core (8) with 9800 Nvidia gx2 - 29gbs ram - vista ultimate 64bit - CS4
I can't believe how slow this system is!
Does anyone have a promising work around so that I can get alittle work done. NO SPEED while using AE CS4
Mylenium, Could you please give a guy a hand as I'm loosing my mind calling first level support at adobe. A run down on basic performance setting would be helpful.
Should I be looking at a Mac?
I just posted my workstation specs and I also have the same system and work. Dell t7400
We are seeing the CPU getting hammered while doing a simple AE task. Just a png file with a blur effect kills the system.
What could be going on. Do I need to PRAY!!!
Im no expert (yet) but I do know that blur is an effect that will slow down a system. Anytime you have smooth gradations, be it in PSHOP or AE your going to encounter memory issues. I would disable that filter until rendering time if possible. As far as your computer goes, in my opinion you should have a mac for this kind of stuff. I spoke to some huge PC advocates that hate mac and asked them to concede that the mac is better at something. They then admitted, "for high end video/3d work, mac is better than PC". I myself am fixing to buy a new computer and have been considering PC (dont tell my peers) but the more I think about it and read posts like this, ill have to wait a year to save the extra $1500 for the stable machine.
Please, do not conduct arguments about which operating system or platform is "better" on this forum. It just gets ugly, and there's no definitive answer.