I've been having this issue recently where when I preview a video in After Effects, it sort of just flashes a black screen and the preview disappears. I've been having this problem more recently, since I got a new GPU. I haven't been able to render in Media Encoder with the new GPU either. It freezes the render before the blue bar can start actually rendering.
Ryzen 5 5600x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (upgraded from 1660 super)
32 GB RAM
1 TB SSD
Windows 11 Home
Video of issue is attached.
Try updating or rolling back your graphics driver directly from the video card manufacturer’s site. Do a clean installation of the latest Studio Driver (NOT the Game Driver)
Thank you for your reply! I didn't even have this driver installed somehow. Unfortunately it didn't work though.. When I restart my PC and open AE, the preview shows up only on one of my compositions and every where on the timeline of that composition has the same frame. The rest of the compositions still have this issue of the preview not showing. Any other ideas?
I figured I'd get help from a support member, and they figured out it was something with the plugins. Im using a lot of plugins and the FX are really heavy so this makes sense. I think I will test around some disabling and see if this works. Thanks for your help!
Can you reinstall the old graphics card and see if the issue still exists?
I figured it out - BorisFX's sapphire plugin was acting up. i restarted AE with the layers with sapphire effects off. Then i turn them on one by one. It works now!!