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JDiggyDawg

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May 26, 2017
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West Jordan, UT
Hi everyone,

Not sure if anyone can help or offer advice, but I'm getting incredibly frustrated with the performance I'm getting with my maxed out 2010 Mac Pro. Here are the specs:

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I'm working on some marketing explainer videos for work, and we're using an explainer video toolkit to help save some time. In years past, I used to work out of After Effects a lot, so I've got good experience on how to use it.

Here's the toolkit: https://videohive.net/item/aintrail...04.2109850034.1605648633-859465851.1605630754

I've tried reaching out to the creators of the toolkit, but they insist that all of their assets are incredibly optimized.

Ever since I've been tasked with making these videos, performance on previews is SO slow to the point that I'm eons behind on my work to be able to get anything done. See the example below for what my timeline is looking like on this new video I'm working on. 15 seconds of footage is taking about 20 minutes to load up at a third resolution on the preview. I've set an SSD dedicated as cache, as well as giving 52GB of RAM to AE.

I'm not sure what else to try to get this to work right apart from just selling this and getting a new machine. Any advice or experience dealing with this??

Thanks!


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Pilot Jones

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Oct 2, 2020
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Most Adobe softwares (especially Photoshop, Premiere Pro & AE) accumulate tons of cache if you’re a working professional who edits daily. If you clear those caches completely and make sure your system hard drive isn’t filled to the brim, things should work much better.

I had a similar issue with Premiere Pro on my early 2015 13” MacBook Pro where it slowed down to the point where I literally could not get work done on time. Once I cleared all my caches & deleted/moved tons of data from my SSD, my laptop was completely back to normal.

I don’t remember exactly where I deleted my cache from but it was somewhere in Premiere’s preferences. A quick google search would definitely help!
 

JDiggyDawg

macrumors member
Original poster
May 26, 2017
31
9
West Jordan, UT
Most Adobe softwares (especially Photoshop, Premiere Pro & AE) accumulate tons of cache if you’re a working professional who edits daily. If you clear those caches completely and make sure your system hard drive isn’t filled to the brim, things should work much better.

I had a similar issue with Premiere Pro on my early 2015 13” MacBook Pro where it slowed down to the point where I literally could not get work done on time. Once I cleared all my caches & deleted/moved tons of data from my SSD, my laptop was completely back to normal.

I don’t remember exactly where I deleted my cache from but it was somewhere in Premiere’s preferences. A quick google search would definitely help!
Thanks for sending this. Unfortunately, this isn’t an issue that I’m having on my machine. I’ve got a drive that’s dedicated for cache, so I’ve got over 1tb of cache to use.
Oddly too, this never gets filled. I’m usually cleaning out my cache after 20gb is used.
 

Pilot Jones

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Oct 2, 2020
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Thanks for sending this. Unfortunately, this isn’t an issue that I’m having on my machine. I’ve got a drive that’s dedicated for cache, so I’ve got over 1tb of cache to use.
Oddly too, this never gets filled. I’m usually cleaning out my cache after 20gb is used.

Right, I just read your first post again and you did mention that lol. My bad.

If your problem is this severely debilitating, can you offload all your files and run a complete system restore? It's probably a full day's worth of tedious work, but it could be the ultimate solution and get your device back to normal.
 

JippaLippa

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Jan 14, 2013
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Did you have genuinely better performance with Mojave?
Because I had an almost maxed out Mac Pro 2011, and I remember After Effects (even back then) never being that fast to begin with.
I have been using After Effects since 2009 and it has always been a resource hog, this is the main reason I cannot way to see a version of it optimized for Apple Silicon, but knowing Adobe and the fairly little amount of love they give After Effects, I wouldn't expect anything before 2022-23.
 
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