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Adobe After Effects CS6

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Amazing software with infinite possibilities for power PCs and creative brains!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Monday, February 2, 2015

After Effects is a renowned professional’s tool for implementing cinematic effects on to videos. It surpasses all other video editors out there, by providing enhanced usability and flawless three dimensional plane recognition feature. I tried this CS6 software and here are my views.

Pros:

• Working style is almost similar to other Adobe CS products. One with comprehensive knowledge on Photoshop can master it in short time.

• User interface is highly intuitive for one with basic Adobe software knowledge.

• Tons of editing options for the sake of professionals

• A number of transitions come built-in, for creating animations and intro videos

• True power of layers can be found in After Effects

Cons:

• The software is a bit resource hungry... You’ll need a powerful machine to avoid lag

• Not at all newbie friendly

Verdict:

After effects is a boon to professionals in video editing field, including film industry. Anyone with basic graphics designing background can create breath-taking visuals with the software. It surpasses rivals in all aspects including usability and performance. If you have a powerful PC and creative brain, go for it!

Pros

  • One with photoshop mastery can learn it easily
  • Tons of editing options to tweak your creativity
  • Great transition options available built-in

Cons

  • Software is very resource hungry
  • It is not at all newbie friendly
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A Software for Creating Sophisticated Motion Graphics and Cinematic Visual Effects

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 6, 2014

Adobe After Effects software is the market leader in creating special effects for graphics and moving images. It's like Photoshop for video. It has tools that are similar to popular image editor from Adobe, just adapted to video.For those familiar with the last versions of it, you will find that not much has changed. If you are working in film and broadcast or delivering work online and to mobile device, this software enables you to create blockbuster visual effects and groundbreaking motion graphics.

For those new to this software, it might seem intimidating at first. The basics of the program are moderately easy to pick up, while absolute mastery of the software could take a lot of time. I have been using it for 5 years or more, and I still end up watching online tutorials almost every other day to study new tricks. If you want to make your video more interesting and look better, then this software is right for you.

Pros

  • The graphic design ended up pretty well
  • This software is very easy to install

Cons

  • Every time I tried to add an effect or anything, it crashes
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THE PROFESSIONAL ADOBE SOFTWARE THAT ENABLES YOU TO DO POST PRODUCTION ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR VIDEOS AND CLIPS

By Dann Kamau

On Monday, June 15, 2015

Adobe After Effects CC

This sophisticated version of Adobe After Effects series retains what was best in terms of features and tools in the previous versions. At the same time it comes with some improved features and tools such as the Mask Tracker, Warp Stabilizer and the new feature CINEMA 4D Lite with which the user can compose CINEMA 4D files within After Effects. With all these improvements the software becomes quite handy to carry out special modifications to your already created videos. With this software you can do video editing, create motion graphics and adjust the visual and sound effects. It will allow you to animate, edit and compose your video images, be it in 2D or 3D space using its many different built in tools and third party plug-ins.

Although the interface of this version looks obit complicated, the options are clearly defined such that you will not find difficulties locating the desired option for required function. The three mostly used options are the project panel, composition panel and the timeline panel. What makes this version effective is its integration with other Adobe programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Encore and Flash making it easy to import and manipulate many image formats, filters and adjustments.

Pros

  • Enables you to make videos look and sound more professional
  • Its workflow in layers based

Cons

  • It is an expensive program
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • Just test and study something, I also don't know which one I must use at this moment. Why I need too much to write this box, please help me how?

  • i want to use this software to use my own programs animations and building group of photos that can help me to make personal improvement and

  • i am going to use this software for animation for theschool project and to make people aware of wastage of water, electricity, openmanhole and women empowerment

  • i am using adobe after effects cs6 for my own personal use and learning experience. I may purchase once i have learned all the basic function

  • learn the adobe after effects i am interested in creating beautiful videos for marketing and promoting video campaigns on websites and Google

What similar programs have you used?
  • i use adobe lightroom 5.0 and adobe photoshop in order to create a best advertising features on editing from a raw files to very perfect result

  • nothing.its my first time to use a programm like this.hope to enjoy it and make amazing staffs.lets see what kind of experience i will get.thank uu

  • i have used power director which is also a video editor but not a good one but when i saw adobe after affects i knew that this is the best to

  • i have not used any similar programs which would be the exact reason i am wanted to download this popular ad well made software to make edits

  • Sony Vegas PRO 13, this is cause i wanted to make awesome video content with special effects. While now i have a music based channel and need CS6 to create music visualizers

What do you like most about this program?
  • video like to make her things that i till don't know. let me see if is good or not to buy later. i like text some characters a lot for you tk

  • I am a new user. I do not know much about it. But it seems to be a good software for adding specialty and uniqueness to the edited pictures.

  • The way that i can create or transform anything I want 'cause it's so unbelieveble. All of effects can incredible with Adobe After effect cs6

  • unique downloading tools are available with crop facility and even we can change background color easily which is the hardest part of editing in other software

  • it enable me make professional video editing, scenes, background changing, do a lot of tricks. It helps me merge videos, cut and paste, add sounds behind them

Review

Adobe After Effects CS6 is the latest version of this classic software focused on animations and effects for videos. This version has significantly improved the motion graphics and cinematic effects. There have been huge enhancements made, such as the opportunity to keep one open project loaded on the cache whilst you are working on a second project.

The integration with other programs from the Adobe Suite has been improved, not only for Adobe Premiere, also for Illustrator. Now, you will have a dedicated command for creating shapes on vector layers. But the greatest improvement of this version is the new Ray-traced 3D rendering engine. This new engine will allow you to make designs in 3D easily and quickly. It also offers several new effects to apply such as a refraction index, transparency or reflection.

How to use this software

Once you download and launch Adobe After Effects CS6, you will see a window asking you whether you want to create a new project or open an existing file. For example, due to the integration with other programs the Adobe Suite, you will be able to edit and apply filters and templates to Photoshop images. You can deactivate this window and go directly back to the interface the next time you run it.

The interface is divided into different parts. On the left part of the screen you will find the project window. There, you will view your imported files and creations. In order to organize them, you can create as many folders as you want. The timeline is located at the bottom of the screen, and it displays your composition contents, duration, properties, etc. The preview window is in the center of the interface and will allow you to see how your project looks. Finally, on the right side of the screen, moving from the upper part to the lower one, you will find the tool panels you can configure at your will, the playback controls and the ‘Effects & Presets’ palette with a wide range of templates, filters and effects to apply to your composition.

Adobe After Effects CS6 Features

The unique features of Adobe After Effects CS6 are the following:

  • With 3D Camera Tracker you will be able to monitor elements and control their shadows, reflections, etc.
  • The ‘Global Performance Cache’ saves your previews and keeps you from waiting for frame updates
  • You can remove and repair rolling shutter artefacts without affecting stabilization with ‘Rolling Shutter Repair’
  • Adobe After Effects CS6 integrates Adobe Illustrator to allow you to convert vector graphics and shape layers
  • Around 90 new or enhanced built-in effects and templates, such as the 32-bit CycoreFX HD suite
  • Possibility of extruding ray-traced texts and shapes
  • Mask feather width can be varied
  • GPU acceleration has been improved regarding previews and final-quality rendering
  • Enhanced integration with mocha AE
  • Possibility of importing other application's projects like Final Cut Pro thanks to ‘Pro Import After Effects’ tool

To explore more functionalities and options of this software before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site .

System Requirements

Below you can find the minimum system requirements for the free download and setup of this program:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (32bit) or later
  • Processor: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ or Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 2GB of memory
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB of free space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 256MB / Radeon X1950 XTX or higher compatible with DirectX 9

You can find more information about the tech specs here .