ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Milton WhitakerHow To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 5:56:54 am

I am currently a visual fx student who edits on Premiere Pro and relies heavily on After Effects and my RAM preview and render times seem to be excessive. I recently built a PC that greatly improved performance, but it still doesn't seem to be fast enough. What more can I change or upgrade on my system in order to get better results? This is my current setup:

Intel I7 950 3.06 ghz processor
24gb RAM
2 x 2TB SATA3 hard drives
Nvidia GTX285 graphics card
CS5 Master Collection

Is it worth upgrading my graphics card to one of the Quadro series cards? Will I see any significant speed increases by upgrading to CS5.5? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


Return to posts index

Todd KoprivaRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:10:38 am

> Is it worth upgrading my graphics card to one of the Quadro series cards?


No. The graphics card matters very little to After Effects compared with RAM, CPUs, and hard disks.

> Will I see any significant speed increases by upgrading to CS5.5?


Yes.


> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Read this page and everything that it points to:
"Improve performance"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Technical Support for professional video software
After Effects Help & Support
Premiere Pro Help & Support
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Return to posts index

Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:15:54 am

NVIDIA wants us to believe that AE in CS5.5 will benefit from CUDA technology:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/adobe_AftereffectsCS5.html
What's your take on that Todd?

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index


Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:13:36 am

CS5.5 takes advantage of the CUDA technology in both Premiere and AE, so a Quadro will help, as will more RAM.
Don't forget also that lower resolution previews will increase the productivity as well.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index

Todd KoprivaRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:16:30 am

> CS5.5 takes advantage of the CUDA technology in both Premiere and AE...


No, After Effects CS5.5 in no way uses CUDA.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Technical Support for professional video software
After Effects Help & Support
Premiere Pro Help & Support
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Return to posts index

Todd KoprivaRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:21:07 am

That page on the Nvidia site that Ted pointed to doesn't say anything about After Effects using CUDA. It is about After Effects using OpenGL.

Yeah, After Effects does use OpenGL. But not all that much. And, more important, the advantage gained by a high-end card is not much more than the advantage of a midle-of-the-road card.

As far as bang for the buck, it's RAM, CPUs, and hard disks.

If you have money left over after maxing out those things, get the fancy graphics card.

Premiere Pro is a _totally_ different story: CUDA makes Premiere Pro CS5 and later _scream_, and the better cards really do often big benefits over the lesser cards.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Technical Support for professional video software
After Effects Help & Support
Premiere Pro Help & Support
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Return to posts index


Todd KoprivaRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:23:12 am

Oh, and in case my earlier point was missed:

That "Improving performance" page that I pointed to is loaded with tips for working faster without spending an extra dime.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Technical Support for professional video software
After Effects Help & Support
Premiere Pro Help & Support
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Return to posts index

Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:58:16 am

Hey, thanks for clearing that Todd!

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index

Milton WhitakerRe: How To Reduce Working Time In After Effects
by on Jun 22, 2011 at 10:23:07 pm

Thank you both for the info. I guess I'll have to upgrade and give 5.5 a try. Any significant increase would help. Thanks again.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]