Adobe has released a new version of After Effects, and with a host of brand new features. In this article we are going to investigate these new features, but also make sure that your workstation is ready for Adobe After Effects in 2022.
After effects have stayed true, and have allowed the usage of lower end systems to have the capability of running the program. However, to get the best out of After Effects and reap the benefits of the new technology, it's important that your system is in the high-end (this is especially true if you want to render in 4k).
3 New features of Adobe After Effects
- Multi-frame rendering (MFR) - this is probably the biggest change, as it will speed your rendering performance no matter how good, or bad your system is. This is because it makes use of the multiple cores in your CPU to speed up the rendering process.
- Preview in your timeline (coming soon)
- Dynamic link (coming soon)
- Export out of media encoder (coming soon)
- Composition profiler - New UX feature
- Speculative Preview - New UX feature
So how does Multi-frame Rendering Work?
Over the years, Adobe after effects really only relied on rendering 1 frame at a time, however you can likely deduce that MFR changes how the rendering engine in After Effects works. The new process will allow rendering multiple frames at a time. With this in mind, MFR will actually boost performance by an average of 20%!
How does a CPU impact performance of Adobe After Effects
A central processing Unit (CPU) provides the processing power and instructions the computer needs to do its job. The more powerful your processor the faster it can do its work. We actually discussed the importance of CPUs in our previous article which can be found here. A top - end CPU like the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO Processors, will certainly do the job (especially coupled with RAM), with an improvement in performance by a large margin.
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Final thoughts / Conclusion
It is clear that the After Effects team has taken an in depth look at workflow efficiency with this update, introducing features to accelerate creative work. You can learn more about the latest update on the Adobe site here.
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