Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video The components of performance, part of After Effects and Premiere Pro: Optimizing Performance (2011).
In this video training series, we'll be talking about how to optimize for performance for production premium CS5.5. This includes performance tips for After Effects CS5.5 and Premier Pro CS5.5. First the question to ask is, what is performance? I like to say that performace is, getting more done in the same amount of time, or getting the same amount down in less time. Anything that can speed up your work improves performace, in this series we'll be looking at various things that contribute to performance, such as what hardware and operating system you have. How you can figure your hardware and operating system, what other software you haven't run, how you configure your applications and how you use your applications.
Contained in that last item, how you use your application, are several tips that might not be thought of as performance improvement tips. Tips that make it so that you don't have to redo work so that you don't lose work. And so that, even though your computer may be no faster than before, you're faster over all in getting your work done. One of the key concepts in this training series will be identifying bottlenecks. When After Effects and Premiere Pro process information, they have to do many things, such as reading data from a hard disk, decoding that data, rendering image data from composition or sequence inputs, encoding the result and then writing that encoded result back to the hard disk. If any one of these steps is slow, then it doesn't matter how fast the other steps are.
That slower step is going to be your bottleneck. So, for example, if you have an extremely fast processor. But you have a very slow hard disk. You fast processor doesn't really do you much good. So, we'll talk about making sure that every link in the chain is strong. Improving performance isn't just about one factor or another it's about addressing several factors at once and making sure that you have a good balance. So let's dig in.
- 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