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Adobe After Effects CS6

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One of the Most Powerful Programs That Adobe Has Created

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014

After Effects is a user friendly software tool. This software is one of the expensive video editing programs available on the market. For all video editors that have been mastering the basic platforms of video editing and they want to take a step forward to pro video editing, well I can say that this program is good for them. I think, once they get used to its interface, using this software will become easier.

Moreover, this After Effects CS6 is available at approximately 250 dollars. Very expensive right? If you want the whole production, including the Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Premiere CS6 and many more, I think you will pay 1,600 for that. The price may seem very pricey, but it pays for itself by the time all is said and done. All in all, I like this program. Adobe offers everything a video editor needs to make a professional video production.

Pros

  • Massive 64 bit performance gains
  • Roto Brush tool is very cool

Cons

  • Not much new except 64 bit
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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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An Essential Tool for Motion Graphics Artist and Animators Out There

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014

After Effects by Adobe is one of the best motion graphics and animation software today, and it has a large user base. I would say it is like the Photoshop for videos. For those who are newbie to After Effects CS6, the fundamentals are quite easy to understand. Its interface is quite a mix of Premiere and Photoshop. The layout in this program is somewhat unchanged; of course you can still modify your workspace whatever you would like. So I think experienced users of the prior versions will not have a steep learning curve.

What I also like about After Effects CS6 is that, it added Extrude that makes 3D extruded text much easier. Extrude also gets rid of the requirement for separate plug-in and also save you from crashing. In addition, Track Camera is a splendid new feature. When it is employed to your handheld footage, Track Camera produces key-frames around the camera’s movement.

Overall, After Effects CS6 is a must have for anyone who wishes to do motion graphics. The price maybe expensive to others but it is an excellent value for your money and it will benefit you in the long run.

Pros

  • It has excellent new features
  • It has a better performance

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  • The price is a bit high
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I going to use the program for will do some effect in ons films and share it with my friends and I want to be a good effecter from my street

  • I want to learn Motion Graphics and then also make some projects witrh after effects for comedyu shows. Also I will maybe get cloud versionb

  • We wanted to use the program for something personal and educational purposes. Because it is a requirement for us to learn and have high grades

  • Video editing and effects, especially those for YouTube videos but other than that not much because I'm really just trying to use up a lot of space right now.

  • infographic videos, explosions and many uses. it's such an amazing program I love Adobe After Effects so much! my name is Gasser Darwish and

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used VideoPad Video Editor but found it has limited animations and text effect. So, i hope that this adobe after effects will give me greater opportunity of editing the movie at home.

  • I want to learn about the after effects so in order there can edit accordingly saya.agar I get a desire to learn it well for help stressed-out please let me

  • The similar to adobe after effects cs6 programs that i used using in th editing of the video or picture is the cyberlink powerdirector ultim

  • individuaload button above, then on Accept into the browsers pop-up boxOnce the download is complete, double-click the installer to begin the installation process

  • the similar programs l used are adobe photoshop, indesign,and illustration and all these helped me to continue knowing wheather the program is under high risky

What do you like most about this program?
  • editing possibilities, easy to use for a small company still in the growing stages. I want to be able to crop and ratio size of my videos for Instagram

  • background changer is excellent ,super ,good effects and as your own requirement options with great things to add real look background this app was awsome

  • Because I had a school project to make a video, and I tought After Effects would blow my entire school's mind. This software is recommended by pros.

  • I love in this program becouse, she got good interface and maybe something else but i dont know what. STOP ASK ME PLS A LOT OF USELESS CHARS

  • about editing cool videos, it also includes alot of features that can help in my video editing skills. Hope to continue this type of program

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 .