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Ondwey Jerrenorkeeping memory requirements low
by on Apr 2, 2010 at 9:06:29 am

I'm running cs4 on a macbook pro with only 2 gigs of ram. it works but its slow. I was wondering how would be the best way to keep a project in manageable chunks so that I can put it all together at the end

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Todd KoprivaRe: keeping memory requirements low
by on Apr 2, 2010 at 2:35:05 pm

Pre-rendering and using proxies are the first things that come to mind. These and several other ways to decrease the burden that a composition puts on your computer are listed here:

"Improve performance for simplifying your project"

You might want to read this, too:
"Memory requirements for rendering"

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Walter SoykaRe: keeping memory requirements low
by on Apr 2, 2010 at 2:56:38 pm

I'll second Todd's advice on pre-rendering and using proxies. Also, make sure you keep multiprocessing turned off in AE, and quit every other open application that you can.

Is getting more RAM an option? I'd think upgrading, even to 4 GB, would be a noticeable improvement.

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