Saving preview time using disk caching


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Saving preview time using disk caching

Although it's a feature that typically just works without you having to really do anything, disk caching in CS5.5 marks a big difference to the performance of the application and it's worth understanding a little bit more about it. Disk Cache is on by default. If I look under After Effects > Preferences, which on the Mac is found under the After Effects menu, there is a Media & Disk Cache dialog and this shows me that I can adjust the size of the cache, which by default is 20 gigs, and that it is indeed turned on.

I also see that by default it's located right on my internal drive the, the same one on which the application is installed. This 20 gig cache does not fill your drive. It reserves that space in your user account's temp directory, but it doesn't actually fill the space until you start creating videos that write any kind of cache data. Cache data is any work in progress that After Effects decides to save locally in order to save re-rendering time.

If you h...

Saving preview time using disk caching
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Saving preview time using disk caching provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Mark Christiansen as part of the After Effects CS5.5 New Features

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