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Adobe After Effects CS6

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USER REVIEWS

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS6 is a good application to use

By Finch-McAce Hans

On Monday, September 7, 2015

Once you download this application you will realise that it is user friendly because te application is easy to use although it is important to note that for the first time users of this application it can be quite tricky using this application for the first few days but with time it will be easy.

The interface of this application is god and makes the application more likable as it is divided into different parts. The performance of this application is highly recommendable because it is good.

It has a wide range of the tools panel in which you can work with and they are very efficient and good to work with

FEATURES

Ability to repair and remove rolling shutter artefacts affecting the stabilisation with rolling shutter repair

Saves your previews and keeps you from waiting for the frame updates

3D camera tracker that helps you to be able to monitor element and have control over their reflections shadows etc.

CONCLUSION

Easy to use

User friendly

Pros

  • it is a user friendly application
  • it is an easy application to use

Cons

  • it is hard to uise for the first users
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Create Motion Graphics and Visual Effects with Adobe After Effects CS6

By Ivy Paloma

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014

After Effects CS6 is a digital action graphics and compositing software built by Adobe Systems. This program is usually used in television production and post-production filmmaking. It can also be used as a basic non-linear editor.

After Effects allows users like me to animate and compose media in 3D and 2D space with loads of built-in tools and third party plug-ins. In my opinion, this program is a must have for creating special effects especially if you love video editing then this one is right for you.

Moreover, this software is better than anything out there. It shares many features and upgrades, such as creating squares, circles and free form shapes. It's like Photoshop; you can do whatever you want on your subject. Also, it can import and manipulate image formats, and filters and adjustments can be added. All in all, I like this software. It is very useful in my everyday tasks.

Pros

  • Totally worth to download if you are a dedicated movie maker
  • Compatible with other Adobe applications

Cons

  • It takes a lot of time to edit with
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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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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for professional use only , making project for school , to enhance my ability in editing videos and to know if adobe after effects is great.

  • school assignment, simple animation project targeted for children in big cities. it contains tutorial of how to brush teeth properly to gain healthy teeth

  • learning and utiilization. I have huge interest towards compiling videos with after effects and would love to learn the software completely

  • Editing videos, creating montages, for my proffessional use. it going t be personal. not meant for a company. i am 5years experienced in this.

  • review for tutoring in the class for making short film in information and communication technology subject. and mix with adobe premiere cs6.

What similar programs have you used?
  • corel video studio only i want to try adobe after effects i heard from someone that its nice and easy to use forediting videos of my family and friends

  • adobe after effects cs4 which has become obsolete in this time so I wanted to switch over to a newer version of the same software if it can be

  • i have the cyberlink power director editor it was good but iwant to use the adob after effect cc6 because it is so intressting and its i love

  • I just used only adobe photo shop to edit my pictures, but for videos editing I'm going to download this software and will try it first time

  • adobe illustrator 2016 for logo designing and i would like to use after effects for creating animation in those logos, which is another way a GIF file

What do you like most about this program?
  • it is awesome to create new and creative video effects through by adobe after effecs and the video editors which are used to be a part of this

  • because i really need this program to edit my project for school homework. and my friends said that adobe after effects is very very useful.

  • What I like the most about this program (After Effects) is that it offers various editing options to its users. thank you and have a nice day.

  • This is the perfect tool that helps the users of Adobe Premier to add additional great effects to their videos. Though this software is available for all Mac computers

  • This software is very useful for animate any kind of things like animate logo, video, text, manipulation effects and other many more options.

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 .