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piff aroniAfter Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:35:29 am

Are there any test I can run for After Effects on a PC and MAC? I am trying to figure out, which gets better performance. Thanks


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Erik WaluskaRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:52:01 pm

Search "PC and MAC" in the forums and in Google. There are already plenty of discussions out there on this subject.


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Todd KoprivaRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 18, 2010 at 5:12:26 pm

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Steve RobertsRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 18, 2010 at 5:22:03 pm

I've used AE on both platforms, and the user experience was identical to me, except for the cmd/ctrl key thing.

AE is very processor-dependent. On a faster machine, AE runs faster.
Drive speed is relevant when accessing frames, but as the composition gets more complex, drive speed's role in the speed equation is reduced.
OpenGL performance is irrelevant. It's not good on both platforms, so most people switch it off.
Nit-picking system configs for speed gains is just that to me: nit-picking.

AE is not the reason to pick one platform over another. If you want a specific 3D app or video editing app or you're really used to one operating system, then those are good reasons to pick one platform over another.

Personally, I now use macs because for me, I'm faster using them outside of AE.
Inside AE, it's all the same to me.
That's just my opinion -- you may be faster on Windows outside of AE, and that's cool.



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Jimmy BrungerRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 19, 2010 at 9:22:12 am

I think one way to look at it could be - if you're budget is tight and you only use Adobe products then maybe a DIY PC tower is your best bet.

If you need to use FCP or Color/Motion, etc - then buy a Mac.

If you want maximum performance and have a good budget and like Windows, but ability to upgrade processors, etc later on *cheaply* then buy a PC.

If you have a healthy budget and want maximum flexibility - buy a Mac and a copy of Windows to run on it aswell.

EASY!


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Steve RobertsRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:40:38 pm

Yeah ... it's become less "my platform vs. your platform" and more "different horses for different courses".

At least among us pros, anyway. ;-)



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david bogieRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:18:38 pm

Reviewing piff's history of iquiries on apple.com, I suggest you all stick to your deeply held, totally unreasonable personal convictions and to avoid attempting to use objective criteria in your answers.

bogiesan



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Steve RobertsRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 19, 2010 at 5:39:08 pm

Oh yeah?



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Steve RobertsRe: After Effects better on PC or MAC?
by on Jan 19, 2010 at 5:42:50 pm

Ah, yes ... "contretemps". Thanks for the laugh, man. :-)



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