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Old February 2nd, 2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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AE work with Parallels?

I am close to switching to a Final Cut Pro Sytem for my studio. I am currently looking at getting a Mac Pro. The salesman says all I need to get my Windows programs such as AE and Lightwave to play on my Mac Pro is to purchase Parallels or download Boot Camp. I am just wondering how After Effects performs under these programs. Thanks.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 11:44 PM   #2
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I have a Macbook Pro and I can tell you that your best bet is to run Bootcamp if you're doing intensive tasks such as After Effects. Parallels saps your resources because it runs at the same time as OSX, making it much, much slower. You get to determine how much parallels gets, and with a Mac Pro and about 6 gig (or more) of ram, giving 4 to the mac and 2 to Windows, it'd probably be great. I can only have 2 gig.

When I first got it I thought Parallels was great, then when I tried bootcamp and started filling up the parallels "partition" as well as my Mac's drive it started getting really slow. I'm limited by my laptop, you'll likely be fine.

If I were you I'd research the best format for bouncing high quality video between a windows platform and OSX.
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