AME on new Mac Studio renders only slightly faster than 2017 iMac

Explorer ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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I sure hope this is an Adobe software issue...

I just got my new Mac Studio today: M1 Max, 32GB RAM. Ran a render of an After Effects project using AME, with the Match Source, High Bitrate preset (1080p, H.264, VBR 1-pass 10Gbps). Render time was 13:36.

Compare with my render time on my 2017 iMac Core i7: 14:44.

 

So...that's NOT a great improvement. Is this an area where Adobe has not optimized for the M1 chip? 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022
Are you using the current version of After Effects or the beta?  Right now, only the AE beta is Apple silicon native.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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Are you using the current version of After Effects or the beta?  Right now, only the AE beta is Apple silicon native.

 

 

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Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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Current version, not beta. I'll see if I can get the beta!

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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Information about how to use Creative Cloud beta applications is here: https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/creative-cloud-beta.html. The summary of that article is:

1. Beta apps are available from the "Beta Apps" section of the Creative Cloud Desktop app. 

2. Beta apps are designed to be installed alongside release apps - it's completely safe to have both installed. However...

3. Beta apps are unfinished and should not be relied upon for critical work.  

Regards,

Fergus

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Explorer ,
Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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Result of same render using AEbeta 24.4.0(build 14): 8:50.

That's an improvement! Requires only 60% as much time as on my old iMac. 

Go Adobe!

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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We're getting close to After Effects on Apple silicon coming out of beta.

 

For those keeping an eye on this, John Colombo's Adobe blog is worth following:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta-discussions/after-effects-beta-now-on-apple-silico...

The early word on After Effects and the M1 Ultra is "fast". 

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