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Must I render the After Effects comp timeline so PPro can read it easier?

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Hello, not sure if I asked that correctly.

 

Using DL and importing a clip from PPro to AE, then working on the comp, then must I always render the comp timeline so when I'm back in PPro, it will read it and render it faster?

 

I know in PPro, you don't need to render the timeline before an export to disc. 

Is AE the same thing and the render is only for ease of playback when working on a comp?

 

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Entirely depends. Having all the comps cached in AE would only make sense if they are extremley complicated and take long to render a frame, but then again of course you could just as well render the clips and substitute them in premire Pro the old-fashioned way. In reverse, simple stuff may not at all use the cache, anyway, so there would be no benefit of running endless previews just to generate the cache data. I suppose there is a sweet spot somewhere, but even then you still have to weigh factors like disk speed. Other than that AE does indeed use the cache for final rendering whgen enabled, but apparently also only if the settings match, i.e. you have previewed at 100% at some point. The same rules apply, though. It's not a simple yes/ no answer, so keep experimenting until you have a gut feeling for this.

 

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Must I render the After Effects comp timeline so PPro can read it easier?

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Hello, not sure if I asked that correctly.

 

Using DL and importing a clip from PPro to AE, then working on the comp, then must I always render the comp timeline so when I'm back in PPro, it will read it and render it faster?

 

I know in PPro, you don't need to render the timeline before an export to disc. 

Is AE the same thing and the render is only for ease of playback when working on a comp?

 

Thanks!
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Correct answer by Mylenium | Most Valuable Participant

Entirely depends. Having all the comps cached in AE would only make sense if they are extremley complicated and take long to render a frame, but then again of course you could just as well render the clips and substitute them in premire Pro the old-fashioned way. In reverse, simple stuff may not at all use the cache, anyway, so there would be no benefit of running endless previews just to generate the cache data. I suppose there is a sweet spot somewhere, but even then you still have to weigh factors like disk speed. Other than that AE does indeed use the cache for final rendering whgen enabled, but apparently also only if the settings match, i.e. you have previewed at 100% at some point. The same rules apply, though. It's not a simple yes/ no answer, so keep experimenting until you have a gut feeling for this.

 

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Entirely depends. Having all the comps cached in AE would only make sense if they are extremley complicated and take long to render a frame, but then again of course you could just as well render the clips and substitute them in premire Pro the old-fashioned way. In reverse, simple stuff may not at all use the cache, anyway, so there would be no benefit of running endless previews just to generate the cache data. I suppose there is a sweet spot somewhere, but even then you still have to weigh factors like disk speed. Other than that AE does indeed use the cache for final rendering whgen enabled, but apparently also only if the settings match, i.e. you have previewed at 100% at some point. The same rules apply, though. It's not a simple yes/ no answer, so keep experimenting until you have a gut feeling for this.

 

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Thanks for that!

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