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After Effects & Performance. Part 9: Cold, hard cache

After Effects & Performance. Part 9: Cold, hard cache

Does adding more RAM to your computer make it faster? It’s a surprisingly tricky question.  Strictly speaking: no. But when it comes to After Effects: kind of – yes…

After Effects & Performance. Part 8: Multiprocessing (kinda sorta)

After Effects & Performance. Part 8: Multiprocessing (kinda sorta)

When is multiprocessing not multiprocessing?  When it’s rendering multiple frames simultaneously. In part 8 we’re going to have a quick look at this feature, which was first introduced…

After Effects & Performance. Part 7: Introducing AErender

After Effects & Performance. Part 7: Introducing AErender

When you install After Effects, Adobe also installs a separate program that can vastly improve productivity.  You already have it.  It’s there on your hard drive, right next to…

After Effects & Performance. Part 6: Begun, the core wars have…

After Effects & Performance. Part 6: Begun, the core wars have…

When we look back over the last 25 years of After Effects’ history, and how its performance has evolved, we can see a few key milestones. The years 2006, 2010…

After Effects & Performance. Part 5: Introducing the CPU

After Effects & Performance. Part 5: Introducing the CPU

Introducing the CPU – Confusing Products, Unfortunately… At the heart of every modern computer is the CPU – the central processing unit.  For several decades the CPU has been the…

After Effects & Performance. Part 4: Bottlenecks and busses

After Effects & Performance. Part 4: Bottlenecks and busses

Have you ever wished that After Effects was a bit faster? I’m guessing that every After Effects user has stared at the blue rendering bar hoping for a miracle…

After Effects & Performance. Part3: It’s numbers, all the way down

After Effects & Performance. Part3: It’s numbers, all the way down

If you’re reading this then you’re probably an After Effects user, and if you’re an After Effects user then you’re probably working in a creative industry…

After Effects & Performance. Part 2: What After Effects actually does

After Effects & Performance. Part 2: What After Effects actually does

When discussing the history of After Effects and performance, there’s one single, critical, all encompassing factor that we have to begin with: what After Effects actually does.  Perhaps more…

After Effects & Performance. Part1: In search of perfection

After Effects & Performance. Part1: In search of perfection

Introducing the Introduction When it comes to After Effects, “performance” is a complicated topic.  The notion of performance affects every single After Effects user, and yet it’s one of…

Gripology 101: The beautiful ugly of grip production work

Gripology 101: The beautiful ugly of grip production work

Ever been confused by the mysterious names and ways of grip hardware (like turning a “pancake” into a “pigeon plate”)? More than any other part of…

Review – The Sensel Morph and its use in video editing

Review – The Sensel Morph and its use in video editing

I’ve written about alternative input devices for editing and post-production many times here on The Editblog. There’s the RollerMouse, the Magic Mouse, Tangent Element and Ripple, X…

Christmas Gift Ideas for Editors

Christmas Gift Ideas for Editors

With the Holiday Season fast approaching the Editblog’s long running 
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor column is adding a webinar to it’s yearly update. Join Editblog&#8217…

2017 Top Products for Facebook Live and YouTube

2017 Top Products for Facebook Live and YouTube

If you are looking for live streaming hardware or ideas for how to bring your content to a live audience over social media, you can start here! A lot has…

Your Old TriCaster is Worth $5,000

Your Old TriCaster is Worth $5,000

Attention TriCaster® Owners! Your Old TriCaster is Worth $5,000 This is your last chance to trade-in even the oldest TriCaster system for the new TriCaster TC1 – End…

Secrets of Cinedeck

Secrets of Cinedeck

As more than a replacement to the linear tape deck, Cinedeck has branched much further out from hardware solutions to now offering a variety of useful, and mostly free software…

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