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Alex Rod
AE makes computer TOO slow and crashes
on May 20, 2013 at 5:15:27 pm

Hi All -
I am doing some warp stabilization on my macbook pro, or at least trying, but when I apply the warp stabilization filter and it starts analyzing, my computer pretty much becomes unusable and most of the time after effects slows down to a crawl and crashes.

I know the laptop won't be as fast as my macpro, but this slow?

is there anything I can do to, at least, make it usable. taking a long time to do something is one thing, but making the laptop unusable (even within AE) when it's analyzing is another.

- I am not running any other software when doing this.
- It's Gopro footage
- Macbook pro 15"

2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
4GB 1600MHz memory
750GB 7200-rpm hard drive1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE makes computer TOO slow and crashes
on May 20, 2013 at 7:45:34 pm

4 gigs isn't much memory AT ALL.

AE is having a tough time saving the Warp Stabilize data plus keep the application & OS open. If you have more memory on the Mac Pro, you may have better luck doing it there.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Alex Rod
Re: AE makes computer TOO slow and crashes
on May 20, 2013 at 10:21:11 pm

I mistyped - I have 8gb of memory on the laptop.
I wish there was a way that I could tell AE to only use what it can without using so much that it crashes the system


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE makes computer TOO slow and crashes
on May 21, 2013 at 1:41:18 pm

Your shot to be stabilized may simply be very long, and it's taxing the available memory. Sometimes it's impossible to keep any other applications open other than AE and the OS.

If you're comparatively new to AE, you'll quickly realize that AE is a RAM Hog.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: AE makes computer TOO slow and crashes
on May 21, 2013 at 4:25:30 pm

[Alex Rod] "I wish there was a way that I could tell AE to only use what it can without using so much that it crashes the system"

Well, it's not supposed to grab more than it can...

Have you installed all the updates for your version of Ae? (You can check for updates under the help menu.) If you have, and if you can reproduce the problem, I'd consider filing a bug [link].

In Preferences > Memory & Multiprocessing, what amount of RAM do you have reserved for other applications?

Walter Soyka
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