So, I wanted to take a step up from the PNG codec to the Animation Codec, but found out that its unplayable on my Mac Pro 2.8ghz Quadcore, 16gb ram, 2x Ati Radeon 5770. One layer of 2400x600 is okay, but if I do several or sync them to bpm with the scratch button in modul8, it lags or the whole program shuts down. Even ProRes works better. I find that to be strange, as I´ve seen several on the forums mentioning they are using the animation codec.
So my question is: is it any codecs that are better (smoother) than PNG, that doesnt tax the computer as much as the animation codec? It needs to include alpha channel.
Also, I found that the animation codec produces huge file sizes. Some of clips (16sec) was over 3gb!