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Oliver Peters
Fast - why leave AE and Motion out of the fun?
on Aug 18, 2015 at 11:37:43 pm

So, to add a bit more to the mix, I ran a similar speed comparison between Motion and After Effects CC 2015. Same machine as here:

ProResHQ 1080p/23.98 Alexa camera files
1080p/23.98 composition 1 min. long

I placed six clips back to back and scaled these to 120%.
On top of this, I place 4 PIP clips for the full 1 min. All 4 clips scaled to 25% and rotated.
All clips had a native Levels and Hue/Saturation filter to color correct.
Therefore, the AE comp and Motion comp were as close as possible.
Rendered out to ProRes.

Motion :29
AE with cached frames before render :41
AE w/o cached buffer - 5:19

Plus Motion was able to run this comp in real-time. AE played it (before it was buffered) at about 4-10fps. In reality, when you work on an AE job, a lot of the composition timeline will be buffered because playing through with a spacebar tap automatically caches frames for real-time playback the next time. So, in the real-world, AE's render for a comp would be somewhere in between the two numbers.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL

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