We need a lot more information before we can even begin to help. Version of After Effects? Operating system? Kind(s) of footage? Render settings?
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without changing the rendering settings
The answer is all there - the default render output is uncompressed, which yields so high data rates, even quite beefy computers will never be able to play it back smoothly. Read up on using compression and how to change output module settings in the online help.
I have Adobe after effects CS5, i just got Production Premium 5 teacher and student edition, my operating system is windows 7, the render settings where unchanged just when i pressed make movie and then pressed render, the fotage was WMV i cant put it into premere pro because when i put it in their it ruins one of the effects that i put in
what is the best quality that you think my computer could handle? my computer has 8gb of ram and a 2.6 intel core 2 quad processor
even when i put the quality to draft and the resolution to half it still skips some frames
When you refer to missing or dropped frames, what exactly do you mean? Do you mean that playback of the file in QuickTime player or Windows Media Player stutters? Or do you mean that when you bring the file into a video editing application (or even back into After Effects) and step through it a frame at a time, frames are missing?
If it's the first case (stuttery playback in a media player), then it's likely for the reason that Mylenium alluded to: You created a huge movie with uncompressed frames, and the media player can't read the data off of your slow hard disk fast enough to play th movie back without hiccups. That's why Mylenium suggested using a compressed format. Here's where to start regarding compression: "Encoding and compression options for movies"
If it's the second case (actual dropped frames in the file), then there's a more serious problem, and we can help troubleshoot that. But I don't want any of us to waste our time if it's the first issue, which is a very common beginner mistake.
By the way, I strongly recommend that all beginners start here: "Getting started with After Effects"
as i said even when i put the resolution to half and the quality to draft it still happens i put it back into after effects and all the frames are their how should i compress it?
you where right i compressed it a little and played it and it skipped no frames thank you so much
We have the same problem
We tried the first solution but still got some dropped frames (actually a lot)
We use compression, and it skips frames even in the lowest quality.
You mentioned about a second way of solving this problem (the more complicated one)
Could you please help us?