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alex ezorsky
Cache preview sometimes oddly short
on Aug 24, 2017 at 7:00:12 pm

Even with the work area set for 4 seconds and preview set to play the work area, every once and a while I only get a 1 second preview.

I have tried clearing the cache, doesn't help.

BUT, and for anyone assuming I've just got too high a complexity/resolution setting, when I restart AE it can play all 4 seconds fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Cache preview sometimes oddly short
on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:07:22 pm

If you have previous AE versions on your machine -- and you've always put your cache in the same place -- you could be running out of room.
Each version will create its own cache folder. Just trash the folders from the old versions to free up cache space.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Stefan Zerdzinski
Re: Cache preview sometimes oddly short
on Aug 25, 2017 at 2:20:17 pm

Isn't RAM preview length more to do with the amount of available RAM you currently have rather than the size of the cache folder?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Cache preview sometimes oddly short
on Aug 25, 2017 at 3:58:30 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Aug 25, 2017 at 5:01:04 pm

Correct. But newer AE versions will render in the background, creating the familiar green bar at the top of the timeline, which is cached. You hit the space bar, the green stuff plays back as best it can.

Personally I think it's kinda goofy. I RAM Preview.

But a lot of high school kids like that new feature. Now they ask, "Hey, how come AE doesn't play back my whole comp?" a lot more often than, "Hey, why doesn't AE work right when I hit the space bar?"

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: Cache preview sometimes oddly short
on Aug 25, 2017 at 8:19:57 pm

Something in Ae is eating up your RAM. Instead of relaunching Ae, you can purge all RAM with the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+NumPadSlash on a PC or Cmd+Opt+NumPadSlash on a Mac, or via the menu system with Edit > Purge > All memory.

Walter Soyka
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