Can someone explain this please. I have a movie (30 sec in length). I rendered it into another movie. It took 1:48 to render (short render). I rerendered it again. It only took 1 min (same exact settings). I closed the project and opened a new porject. I did the same thing again except the first render I chaanged it to only render the first 3 seconds. The second render still only took 1 min (and it was the whole thing). It seems like the first render will always be slow but every render after that will be faster. Is that correct?
Some factors that might make a render after the first one go faster:
- cached frames
- background processes that took a while to start up the first time are already running
- OS has already shifted memory and CPU resources to After Effects if multiple applications are running