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Optimizing Performance with After Effects and Premiere Pro
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Optimizing Performance with After Effects and Premiere Pro

with Todd Kopriva

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(music playing) Hi I'm Todd Kopriva, technical support lead for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. I worked for Adobe on the digital video teams for several years. And now, it's my job to help you to use After Effects and Premiere Pro. This workshop shows you how to configure After Effects, Premiere Pro. Your operating system, your computer, and your workflow, to get the best possible performance. I'll show you how to get more done in less time. Both by making things work faster. And by avoiding common causes of wasted time.

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Optimizing Performance with After Effects and Premiere Pro
1h 22m Intermediate Jul 07, 2011

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In this course, Adobe Technical Support Lead Todd Kopriva offers dozens of tips for optimizing Premiere Pro, After Effects, your operating system, your computer, and your workflow for maximum speed and performance. He makes recommendations for RAM, CPUs, graphics cards, and hard disks—both what to buy and how to set up your applications to make optimal use of these resources—and for setting preferences and other options in After Effects and Premiere Pro to minimize the amount of processing needed at each step of your workflow. Plus, learn what CUDA, OpenGL, and the Mercury Playback Engine are, and what each means to you in practical terms. This workshop shows how to get more done in less time, both by making things work faster and by avoiding common causes of wasted time.

Topics include:
  • Planning your work, updating, and auto-saving
  • Learning and customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Optimizing hard disks and CPUs
  • GPU: CUDA and OpenGL
  • Using "Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously" multiprocessing
  • Pre-rendering and proxies in After Effects
  • Lowering resolution for previews
Subjects:
Video Video Editing Visual Effects video2brain
Software:
After Effects Premiere Pro
Author:
Todd Kopriva

Welcome

(music playing) Hi I'm Todd Kopriva, technical support lead for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. I worked for Adobe on the digital video teams for several years. And now, it's my job to help you to use After Effects and Premiere Pro. This workshop shows you how to configure After Effects, Premiere Pro. Your operating system, your computer, and your workflow, to get the best possible performance. I'll show you how to get more done in less time. Both by making things work faster. And by avoiding common causes of wasted time.

I'll make recommendations for RAM, CPUs, graphics cards, and hard disks. Both what to buy, and how to set your applications up to make optimal use of these resources. You'll also learn how to work faster within After Effects, and Premiere Pro, by learning how to set preferences, and other settings, to minimize the amount of processing needed at each step of your workflow. You'll learn what CUDA, OpenGL, and the Mercury Playback Engine are, and what each means to you in practical terms. I'll even make suggestions for how to save time by making the right decisions in the pre-production stage, avoiding the need to redo or reprocess elements of your project. I hope that you enjoy the training and learn to get more done in less time.

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