Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FAQ: What are the optimum memory settings for best performance in After Effects CS4 and CS5?

adobeFAQ: What are the optimum memory settings for best performance in After Effects CS4 and CS5? (Via Todd Kopriva on Adobe Forums)

(For a video version of this frequently asked question and answer, click this link.)

Because compositions and computer systems vary greatly, there is no one right answer to this question. A good start toward an answer, though, is here:

"Please try recommended memory settings for After Effects CS5 and give feedback."

Here are a couple of pages that go into detail about considerations for memory and multiprocessing settings:

"Performance tip: Don't starve your software of RAM."
"Performance tip: Don't overschedule your processors"

More performance improvement tips:

"Improve performance" (CS5)

"Improve performance" (CS4)

Information about RAM usage in After Effects:

"Memory (RAM) usage in 64-bit After Effects CS5"

"Memory (RAM) usage and storage in After Effects CS4"

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