3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2010 5:09 PM by Andrew Yoole

    When did After effects become 64-bit?

    SyncroScales Level 1

      Hi.

       

      I was wondering if After Effects is 64-bit? From what I read, it is.

       

      Secondly, What version was 64-bit? Did it start in 4?

       

      Thank you.

        • 2. Re: When did After effects become 64-bit?
          SyncroScales Level 1

          Ok thank you.

           

          For AF4 it says "SSE2 enabled processor required for AMD systems" What is that exactly?

           

          I have a laptop that is an AMD Athlon X2 3800+. It is an AM2+ socket, dual core.

           

          I may be able to get a copy of AF4. I am going to upgrade my desktop processor. The laptop is propriatery, unless someone can tell me otherwise.

           

          The minimum system specs for AF4 says a 1.5 Ghz processor. So is that single or dual core? I am kind of stuck with my laptop, I don't want to have to buy another. What file types would be less demanding in AF4? I would assume Avi, mpeg2 and maybe mpeg4. I am not trying to get 720p, 1080p/i or avchd, etc. I understand that probably wouldn't be a good idea. What about output of a file? In case I am not at home, I want to be able to do somethings, and I need an idea about the laptop.

           

          Thank you.

          • 3. Re: When did After effects become 64-bit?
            Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            After Effects CS4 is 32 bit.

             

            After Effects CS5 is 64 bit.

             

            CS4 requires at least a 1.5Ghz CPU, and a minimum of 2GB of RAM (preferably more).  On Mac, it must be multicore, but not so on Windows.  Your display must be at least 1280x900.

             

            Adobe After Effects CS4 Minimum System Requirements for Windows
            CPU: 1.5GHz or faster processor
            Operating System: Windows XP SP2 (SP 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista)
            Memory: 2GB of RAM
            Hard Drive: 1.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation
            1,280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
            DVD-ROM drive
            QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
            Broadband Internet connection required for online services

             

            Adobe After Effects CS4 Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS
            CPU: Multicore Intel processor
            Operating System: Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.5.4
            Memory: 2GB of RAM
            Hard Disk: 2.9GB of available hard-disk space for installation, plus 2GB of space for optional content;
            1,280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
            DVD-ROM drive
            QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
            Broadband Internet connection required for online services

             

             

            The best file types to use are those that are less demanding of the CPU.  Using lossless or uncompressed files is best (Quicktime Animation and Quicktime PNG are good examples) but these may take up lots of hard drive space.  MPEG2 and MPEG4 files may work, but they are not ideal for After Effects.

             

            I don't know what you mean by "my laptop is proprietary".