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optimizing for performance: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

This post collects resources relating to optimizing your computer system and After Effects and Premiere Pro so that you can get the most done in the least time with these applications.

If you have any questions, please bring them to the After Effects forum or the Premiere Pro forum. It’s much harder to have a conversation in the comments of a blog post than on the forum.

We recently released a white paper about configuring or upgrading a workstation for video software, including After Effects, Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, and Photoshop Extended.

The most comprehensive place to find information on improving performance in After Effects is the “Improving performance” page in After Effects Help. Another good starting point is “FAQ: What are the optimum memory settings for best performance in After Effects?”.

I recently recorded a series of videos for video2brain that you can get for free on their website:
After Effects & Premiere Pro performance workshop. This series, which was recorded for Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5, consists of the following free video tutorials:

I recorded additional videos for After Effects CS6 to update the information given in the above videos:

The area that we get the most questions about is how the GPU contributes to performance. Here are a few resources that deal directly with that question:

Early in 2011, we hosted a one-hour session about optimizing for performance of both Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Here’s the recording.

In the videos listed above, I make reference to many online resources. Here are those resources for your convenience:

The most comprehensive place to find information on improving performance in After Effects is the “Improving performance” page in After Effects Help. Much of what is listed above can also be found there, plus much more.

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