How to Remove a Video Flicker in After Effects

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How to Remove a Video Flicker in After Effects
Reducing hardware acceleration can improve video. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Adobe After Effects is a graphics-intense program for editing video. The program requires a lot of your computer's memory and resources to run properly. If the hardware acceleration is set too high, it might cause the video in programs such as After Effects to flicker. To solve this problem, it's possible to reduce your computer's hardware acceleration that eats up system resources. Once you reduce the hardware acceleration, your program should run smoother.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Computer
  • PC mouse

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  1. 1

    From the Windows desktop, right-click the mouse and select "Personalize."

  2. 2

    Select "Display Settings."

  3. 3

    In the pop-up menu, select "Advanced Settings," followed by the "Troubleshoot" menu.

  4. 4

    Select "Change Settings" and enter the administrator password, if prompted.

  5. 5

    Once the sliding hardware acceleration menu appears, move the slider tab to the left as far as possible. This will reduce the hardware acceleration for other services, while improving video response and quality.

Tips and warnings

  • You may want to move the hardware acceleration tab back to its normal position after using your video program. This will restore normal functionality to all programs and PC services.

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