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Johnny McNeil
After Effects CS5 renders out to choppy videos? I need assistance! :)
on Jul 2, 2011 at 5:50:50 am

I recently bought a new computer and installed my copy of AE CS5 on it. Now, this isn't some low-grade computer either. It has a quad-core processor, 8GBs of RAM, and a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, and it's certainly an upgrade from my laptop. Back to the problem though... Whenever I am working in After Effects, everything works just fine. My RAM Previews go smoothly, and it all works out. But as soon I try to actually render something to a video, it ends up being choppy. I don't know if my computer just can't handle it or what, but it's kinda' annoying at this point. I've tried changing the settings, but I don't know what I'm doin'. What are the optimal settings for performance, while not giving up too much quality?

Should I perhaps look into getting a new graphics card? I don't think I got a very good one from the start anyways.

Any help is appreciated.


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David Johnson
Re: After Effects CS5 renders out to choppy videos? I need assistance! :)
on Jul 2, 2011 at 3:29:02 pm

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/202/891550


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Johnny McNeil
Re: After Effects CS5 renders out to choppy videos? I need assistance! :)
on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:42:58 pm

Thanks for the link, but I actually figured it out. There is a different codec (called "H.264" or something like that) that saves a .MP4, and it still has reasonable quality. :P


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Michael Szalapski
Re: After Effects CS5 renders out to choppy videos? I need assistance! :)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 3:12:08 pm

As mentioned in the link you were given, that's not really the best way to go about things. If you render a lossless file from AE and then use the Adobe Media encoder to do your h.264 encoding you can end up with a smaller file size with a higher quality image.

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Johnny McNeil
Re: After Effects CS5 renders out to choppy videos? I need assistance! :)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 5:24:30 pm

Oh really? Cool! I'll try that.


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