Adobe After Effects is an industry benchmark video effects and motion graphics application for high-level effects composition and animation in film, television and web video. It's the first choice for legions of video professionals working with graphics, effects, green screen and 3D media.

Animation and Special FX

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After Effects runs smooth previews, boosted rendering and more rapid application interactions to deliver a high-performance, user-responsive effects editing experience. Perfect shots while you preview, adjusting compositions and resizing panels without interrupting video playback. Touch and gesture-based editing tools are built with the user in mind for smoother workflows. Import footage from Photoshop and other sources, build composition with layers, compose animation and create text, masks and shape effects to punch up footage. Create and compose impressive animated sequences and give life to character puppets with Adobe Character Animator. Play with lighting, track, animate and morph masks and animate track mattes. Add 3D objects, shapes and layers. Use warp Stabilizer VFX to stabilize shaky video footage for cleaner shots, apply motion blur and match camera motion with 3D Camera Tracker.

Green-screen footage can be managed and finetuned with retroscope features and you can make stunning Cinema 4D videos with motion tracking for 3D geometry. You can create sharp graphics in Illustrator, export compositions to Adobe Media Encoder, and make and distribute attention-grabbing Youtube videos with RocketJump.

Adobe Integration And Support

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Regular updates means After Effects stays sharp and up to date, bringing you new and improved feature fixes via the Creative Cloud. Recent updates have boosted and added a number of feature-sets, including smoother audio and video preview interfaces with real-time playback of cached footage and faster performance in the Compositions panel and timeline. Improved colour controls for subtle shade control with GPU-accelerated effects like Gaussian Blur and Lumetri Color. You get richer puppet layer and movement tools, like motion trigger and auto blink behaviours with animated characters. Media moves quick too, with faster importing of image sequences over local networks and shared storage, and speedier exporting with the Dynamic Link to Adobe Media Encoder.

As always you can search and access over a million pro-quality videos via optimized search in Adobe Stock using Creative Cloud Libraries, where you can grab over 1 million royalty-free video clips. You can also use watermarked media that automatically update when license comes into effect and export animated 3D text and layers to Cinema 4D. Custom controls for previewing compositions, layers and footage, specify previews for triggers, panel groups and navigation to work with your preferences.

Work with video and motion graphic FX on the move with touch-sensitive tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro, After Effects automatically optimising for navigation and compositing work on smaller screens. Send composite previews to additional monitors and over graphics card interfaces, and create colour themes with Adobe apps on your browser or iPhone as inspiration strikes.

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