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Erick JuradoAE CS4 & My Computer.........
by on Apr 7, 2010 at 2:26:06 am

Hello Everyone

This is my first post on this forum, and hopefully will have many to follow.

Right now I am very eager to start using AE. It sucked me, and I don't know where it's been my whole life.............

Anyway, I know AE needs lots of power, and I'm skeptical about my current MAC set up. It's fine for graphic/web design, but it seems that AE demands more. So I was wondering exactly what can I do in AE with my set up, and what should'nt I do, or attempt to do with it.

So without further ado here are the specs:

That is my graphics card
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My RAM and processor.
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Like I said above, it can be much faster.
But should wait to take on AE till I have a more powerful computer?
Or should I go ahead, being aware of the limitations of my MAC?

What are the limitations? Time?

If I started would it take so much time that I shouldn't even bother?

I know, I know, it's a lot of questions, but I figured I'd ask the pros, cause I have no clue. Anyway......

Thanks In Advance For Any Response.
Your Expertise, and Knowledge will be greatly appreciated.


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Todd KoprivaRe: AE CS4 & My Computer.........
by on Apr 7, 2010 at 5:15:22 am

People have done very impressive things with After Effects on computers with far less power and RAM than yours. You may have to be patient while things render sometimes, and you'll have to plan your work more carefully than you would if you had more RAM, but you definitely have enough to get started.

Forget about your graphics card. It doesn't really matter for After Effects.

If you can buy more RAM at some point, do that.

I recommend that you start here.

You'll also want to read this to get the most out of your computer with regard to performance.

And, of course, feel free to ask questions. That's why we're here.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Erick JuradoRe: AE CS4 & My Computer.........
by on Apr 7, 2010 at 2:54:13 pm

Many thanks for the response. Very good to know.

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