Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… TechSmith, the makers of powerful screencast recording software Camtasia and screen capture app SnagIt, announced this morning that a beta version of SnagIt is now available for the Mac. The Windows version costs $50 but the Mac beta is free for now. It’s great.If you’ve used Skitch or Little Snapper, SnagIt seems much more full-featured. The best parts I’ve seen so far are far more font options and really easy composite image creation. The company’s demo video is below. This is just beta software and hopefully it will be more stable and less clunky than early versions of TechSmith’s free cross-platform video and image product Jing Project. The recently released Camtasia for Mac was very well done and appears quite stable.One thing that’s missing is the ability to quickly post an image to Flickr or any other online site. That would be nice and is a feature that competitors offer. Easy click and drag resize is something that SnagIt could pick up from other services as well. All in all, though, this looks like a very nice product. marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
You can render much larger compositions—both for preview and for final output—with larger frame sizes and larger source files.RAM previews can be much longer.You can work with higher color bit depths without encountering memory limitations.After Effects can cache more items, which reduce the frequency with which frames and components of frames are re-rendered. Is your computer optimized for After Effects? In this post, we share a simple tip to rev up your processing speeds in AE.If your rendering time is taking longer than expected, a change in RAM allocation may be all you need to speed up After Effects.I confess, when I starting using After Effects a few years back I was befuddled at the long rendering times. My computer was new and had plenty of RAM, but rendering was taking forever. Then, I learned this quick tip that has dramatically altered the performance of the app. Hopefully it’ll do the same for you!Adobe gives you the option to change how much of your computer’s RAM is being used by After Effects (and the other applications in the Creative Suite). Depending on the RAM you have installed in your system, you will want to experiment with your allocation settings. After Effects is 64 bit, which allows you to take full advantage of your available RAM (from Adobe): Modifying your AE RAM allocation settings is simple. Here’s how it’s done:1. Open up After Effects2. Go into your AE PreferencesClick on After Effects > Preferences > Memory & Multiprocessing.3. Change ‘RAM for Other Applications’4. Click ‘Ok’And you’re done! You should see an increase in your rendering speeds in After Effects. If your computer is still going slow you might need either a new graphics card or maybe even a better processor. If you want more info about how to optimize your machine for After Effects check out the system requirements or memory and storage pages on Adobe’s site.Have any tips for optimizing your system for After Effects?Share in the comments below.