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After Effects and MBP 15 inch?

kokhoong0624

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Anyone tried editing 1080 (adding typographic kinetics and masks) on a 15inch MBP with after effects? How does it run? Is it better than "usable"?
 

chrfr

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Anyone tried editing 1080 (adding typographic kinetics and masks) on a 15inch MBP with after effects? How does it run? Is it better than "usable"?
There are a lot of different 15" MacBook Pros with very widely ranging specifications. Are you discussing the current models or older?
 
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kokhoong0624

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There are a lot of different 15" MacBook Pros with very widely ranging specifications. Are you discussing the current models or older?
The current base model. 256G i7 :O Sorry for not clearing it up!
 

PapaGino

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i run after effects and premire pro on my 3.06ghz 17in mid 2009 8gb ram 9600M GT or even the 9400m GT and its fine. my Dell does it alot better so does my 2011 17in. But yes its useable.
 
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kokhoong0624

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Any Apple computer made in the last 5years can do this work without too much issue.

A brand new 15 inch inch MacBook Pro is literally designed to do this work and will do it with 4K video, buy with confidence but consider a crash course in understanding computers and their apps if this is any way for professional use.

I have a 15inch 2011 Macbook Pro and after effects run VERY slow... Even simple particles effect take a long time to preview.. just want to clear things up! Thanks for the advice!
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i run after effects and premire pro on my 3.06ghz 17in mid 2009 8gb ram 9600M GT or even the 9400m GT and its fine. my Dell does it alot better so does my 2011 17in. But yes its useable.


Did you upgrade your RAM/SSD? Because I also have a 2011 15 inch and it runs pretty slow... (And burnt the graphics card) :confused:
 

Samuelsan2001

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I have a 15inch 2011 Macbook Pro and after effects run VERY slow... Even simple particles effect take a long time to preview.. just want to clear things up! Thanks for the advice!
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Did you upgrade your RAM/SSD? Because I also have a 2011 15 inch and it runs pretty slow... (And burnt the graphics card) :confused:

Do you still have the original hard drive in there??? If so it could be that dying slowly, you can use smart status to check it. If you have less than 8gb RAM that could also be the issue. An SSD will improve any computer.

Of course it could be you graphics card dying again multiple failures on the 2011 are very common.
 

Seed101

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Any of the new rMBP's will sail through 1080 footage with typographic kinetics and masks in After Effects.

As others have mentioned, even a lot older one's will chug on through ( I'm still rocking a modded 2010 17")

Motion blur/particles/bad organisation and setting up of your project will slow machines down.
 

PapaGino

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Do you still have the original hard drive in there??? If so it could be that dying slowly, you can use smart status to check it. If you have less than 8gb RAM that could also be the issue. An SSD will improve any computer.

Of course it could be you graphics card dying again multiple failures on the 2011 are very common.
My late 2011 17in i7 has 16gbs and its graphics fine (for now XD). It has a 500gb HDD. How ever 2009 3.06ghz has a 512gb SSD samsung 850 EVO and i did notice it does load much faster on the SSD and scratch disk doesn't seam to max the SSDs load to much, however on my 2011s HDD it does max the HDD load pretty hard. On the 09 it cant handle too much complicated things in after effects like particle world and whatnot. I mostly do simple music stuff in After Effects so the waveforms and simple stuff run great but once you had something harder the core 2 duo maxes. The 2011 handles it pretty well. Is your 2011 a I7 or I5? Mine has the I7 in it so it generally didn't have to much issues even with the HDD in it.
 

annay49

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Your mac should be fine! There may be elements that don't render immediately but all of the basic after effects tools should work instantly.

Like other's are saying an SSD will speed up rendering times as long as that's where your file and assets are kept. Make sure none of the files you're working with are on a flash drive or SD card when you're working and that will help rendering as well.
 
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