hi, ive just installed after effects on my toshiba laptop, and im just wondering if you guys could tell me how long it takes to render a video? im just messing around at the moment but when i try to render, it takes a second for each frame. for a 10 second clip at 60 frames each its 10 minutes) i have 3gb ram, and an AMD 2ghz dualcore processor. my graphics card is 840 mb ATI radeon.
Afraid that's an impossible to answer question. Use of 3D effects, particles, fractal noise (especially with lots of complexity), general noise/grain effects, size of comp, use of video layers etc etc all change how long the render time will take.
If really simple comps are taking a overly long time you might want to examine your settings (Google around for advice on what they should be given your set-up) but if it's complex renders always take forever.