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matt kreslingRAM Preview
by on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:14:43 am

One problem (among many) that I have with RAM preview is that when AE reaches the last frame of what I've worked on, it will then zoom through the remaining length of the composition, rendering stuff I don't want to see. So when the RAM preview starts, I'll watch a minute of my work followed by 4 minutes of the final frame, or black, for example.

Can you set in and out points for what you want to RAM preview?

I read in the manual where you can set the number of frames to RAM preview by default, but gosh, that changes all the time for me and it would be so much easier if I could quickly set an endpoint. Any tips?

Also, if anyone has ever thrown their machine off of the balcony, do you recommend taking it onto the balcony and then throwing it off, or is it more gratifying to throw it through the sliding glass door and have it continue sailing in an arc of glassy devastation over the balcony wall?

Thanks, Matt

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Todd KoprivaRe: RAM Preview
by on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:32:53 am

You can set the work area to define what part of the composition you want to preview.

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matt kreslingRe: RAM Preview
by on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:34:37 am

I knew it would be simple. Thanks. I regret throwing my machine off the balcony now.

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: RAM Preview
by on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:05:05 am

Sounds like you may have either not set your Work Area correctly OR you may have the Preview from Here button checked in the Preview Panel.


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matt kreslingRe: RAM Preview
by on Mar 16, 2011 at 7:41:17 am

Yep, you're right, I had the 'From Current Time' box checked--that's why my Work Space parameters didn't limit the RAM Preview. Thanks!

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