0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2013 9:34 AM by Todd_Kopriva

    FAQ: What are optimum memory settings for best performance in After Effects?

    Todd_Kopriva Level 8

      (For a brief video version of this frequently asked question and answer, click this link. For a more detailed video about setting up After Effects for optimum performance, click this link.)


      Because compositions and computer systems vary greatly, there is no one right answer to this question.


      A good start toward an answer, though, is here:

      "Please try recommended memory settings for After Effects CS5 and give feedback."


      Here are a couple of pages that go into detail about considerations for memory and multiprocessing settings:

      "Performance tip: Don't starve your software of RAM."

      "Performance tip: Don't overschedule your processors"


      More performance improvement tips:

      "Hardware performance white paper: tips to configure or upgrade a workstation for video software"

      "FAQ: What computer and components should I buy for Premiere Pro or After Effects?"

      "optimizing for performance in After Effects and Premiere Pro"

      "Improve performance" (CS5 & CS5.5)

      "Improve performance" (CS4)

      After Effects & Premiere Pro Performance Workshop


      Information about RAM usage in After Effects:

      "Memory (RAM) usage in 64-bit After Effects CS5 & CS5.5"

      "Memory (RAM) usage and storage in After Effects CS4"