Upgrading to After Effects Pro CS3

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by prs986, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. prs986 macrumors regular

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    I just got a new 20" iMac 2.4ghz and am using AE 6.5 Pro. Since it's running in Rosseta I notice only a slight difference than using my G4 Quicksilver. How much of an increase in performance can I expect upgrading to AE CS3?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    pretty substantial... I would say it would be a lot more important than the jump in Photoshop since AE is so much more CPU intensive.

    I don't have any benchmarks, but they'll probably pop up soon since AE just started shipping about a month ago.
     
  3. prs986 thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome thanks! Just downloaded the trial version of CS3 to give it a shot.
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    AE CS3 is pretty sweet. I downloaded an "unlimited" trial ;) until I manage to get around to upgrading the copy of AE5.5 I have sitting on the shelf behind me. :D
     
  5. prs986 thread starter macrumors regular

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    unlimited eh? I'm suddenly very curious.........;)
     
  6. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I would highly recommend getting more ram.. that 1GB you've got is the absolute bare minimum.

    If I were you I'd max it out and get it over with.. it'll be worth every penny.
     
  7. prs986 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh i know. I can definately tell i need more ram, i can only ram preview so much before its all taken up. I'm planning on buying more ram once I get paid for the project i'm working on.
     

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