Adobe Media Encoder rendering AE projects extremely slowly

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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I started the rendering of like a 3-4 minute video, which usually takes less than 30 minutes to render.

 

It's taken over 11 hours and still thinks it has 5 hours to go. On a 3-4 minute AE project video in Media Encoder.

 

WTF is going on!?

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May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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After Effects and Media Encoder are only as powerful as the computer we run it on and renders as fast as said computer can render - mostly.

 

If you're running the lastest version of After Effects, you can use the Composition Profiler to see exactly which layers are taking a long time to render.

View detailed performance information for your After Effects composition (adobe.com)

 

Other render time improvements include Speculative Preview and Multi-Frame Rendering, more about that here: Feature summary | After Effects (October 2021) (adobe.com).

 

If you happen to be rendering to H264, double-check under the Encoding Settings for Video if the Performance pop-up menu can be set to Hardware instead of Software (Hardware should not only be faster, but also be a smaller file).

 

A general workflow issue to look at is whether or not you're using a CODEC that's good (and fast) for editing.  Any of the Smart Rendering options will do.  Smart rendering in Premiere Pro (adobe.com)

 

 

 

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