Adobe After Effects CS5.5

Adobe After Effects CS5.5

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 60 votes

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  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    1,671,632
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try; (upgrade for $299) (30-day trial); $999.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    943.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    206
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"A Good Software"

February 07, 2014  |  By Jacob344

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Pros

the designing option and ability to understand and use features is pretty easy which makes it quite a user friendly software.

Cons

Crashes randomly, but can't exactly figure our why ?

Summary

I love Adobe and everything they come up with !!

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5 stars

"Best software"

October 28, 2011  |  By Randyarther

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Pros

http://lnkd.in/p9AAPi this is best software and so much helpful

Cons

http://lnkd.in/p9AAPi 5 coin

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5 stars

"brilliant for special effects"

September 17, 2011  |  By lyle963

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Pros

amazing software
user friendly
tutorials readily available
ram preview to display even with low gpu

Cons

plugins are hard to get and expensive

Summary

amazing software

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2 stars

"Freezes Constantly"

August 24, 2011  |  By xDroid13

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It makes ok videos for a trial

Cons

It's outputs are only swf and come out at a 0:00 swf file and gives me a black screen while rendering.

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5 stars

"i use it every day for my editing needs :) best thing"

May 12, 2011  |  By FraNetwork

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Pros

EVERYTHING!

Cons

well. the price is a bit high, but worth it.

Summary

I would say , buy it, its worth it ;)

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4 stars

"It has everything what I need"

March 29, 2011  |  By JLeeBriges

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Pros

If you edited video before, AE will be very easy to use. It's not a program for beginners

Cons

Price is too high!!!

Summary

Good program.

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1 stars

"Trial version doesn't open"

January 24, 2011  |  By meanmrclean

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Pros

none...couldn't open.

Cons

the trial download is 2 files and when trying to run setup after the install,...you get an error messege that links you to a troubleshooting analysis ...which says there are no problems detected.

Summary

If the free version is this difficult to merely download and open...why buy the the software?

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5 stars

"Worth the money and then some...one word: Rotobrush."

August 10, 2010  |  By MacG3Freak

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Pros

64bit, Cross Platform, Rotobrush, Improved Puppetry, Remarkable Stability, Interconnectivity All Adobe Programs, Relatively Cheap, Only 1 Version

Cons

Limited 3D, still uses JavaScript...no really

Summary

After Effects has been one of the better compositing programs for the better part of two decades. I had been using AE since the mid 90's but switched to Discrete's (now Autodesk's) Combustion in 2000. After Effects was bulky, awkward, hard to control and SLOW to boot. I refused to switch back to After Effects until CS5 was released and I had a good chance to play with it.

After 11 years in the post production business I can say without a doubt that dollar for dollar there is no better program out there than AE CS5. Now before all you neigh sayers leave flaming bags of poop on my doorstep, allow me to explain.

We live in a multi-platform world, we compositors must be able to jump between systems and be able to work without ANY hitches. It is a fact that no software company in the world has a track record anywhere near that of Adobe's when it comes to developing unified cross platform products. Adobe was developing for Windows when Macintoshes were the ONLY art based computers.

That being said, I know that when I jump back and fourth between my MacBook Pro and my Windows 7 desktops, I can be 110% confident that I will not have any problems that slow me down or make me look like a jackass in front of my clients.

This beings up another point about rendering. I have been and always will be a Mac user, but there is one problem with every Mac: the price. Since I switched back to AE I no longer NEED to buy a Mac for my rendering. I recently put together a system that has a pair of 12 core server processors, 64GB RAM and a pair of top of the line graphics cards for under $4k. An equivalent Mac would have cost me nearly 5 times as much. But since AE is reliable on both platforms, and the little known fact that ADOBE ALLOWS YOU TO INSTALL AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF UNREGISTERED COPIES OF AFTER EFFECTS FOR RENDERING PURPOSES, I can now trust the legendary stability of the Mac for doing my work, and leave the rendering to my monster Windows server.

All of this leads me to my next point, CS5 is now fully 64bit capable, which is a darn good because now my little 15" laptop is capable of doing some pretty beast effects in absolutely no time at all, AND I can take full advantage of all 24 beautiful cores and all 64 wondrous GB of RAM in my render box.

And if I haven't convinced you yet, I have one final point: Rotobrush. Perhaps the most incredible tool in the new version, it allows you paint a few strokes and it automatically rotoscopes a clip for you. In under 10 minutes you can do what used to take several hours.

Throw all of this in with a nice heaping side of complete interconnectivity with all of Adobe's other products and you've got one heck of a program. Don't get me wrong, it's not the best product on the market, but Final Cut Studio isn't cross platform and Autodesk's Flame may absolutely lay waste to After Effects, but I'm pretty sure there are Ferraris that cost less than Flame, I'd venture to say that dollar to dollar AE wins every time.

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3 stars

"Strictly okay software"

July 07, 2010  |  By masbageorge

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Pros

This software is good in some aspects.The graphic designing ended up pretty well.

Cons

Not matches the standards of the other products from the maker

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2 stars

"Not worth the trouble."

May 18, 2010  |  By saintjimmy960

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Pros

Pretty much everything except installing, as long as you can get it to work.

Cons

Every time I tried to add an effect (or anything else), it crashed!

Summary

Basically, this is the best video editing program ever... if it doesn't crash! My friend had it and his worked perfectly, so I got the trial version, but of course it didn't really work too well... Oh, well, from the other reviews, it must be pretty good when it works.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version
  • Native 64-bit OS support--Work fluidly on high-resolution projects -- even at 32-bit-per-channel color inside HD, 2K, and 4K compositions. Use all of your system's RAM. View a list of 64-bit third-party plug-ins.
  • Roto Brush--Isolate foreground elements from backgrounds in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take using this revolutionary new tool.
  • AVC-Intra and enhanced RED support--Work natively with tapeless footage from the newest high-quality Panasonic cameras thanks to AVC-Intra 50 and AVC-Intra 100 support. Take advantage of improved support for RED R3D formats, and gain additional controls for working with raw footage. Do more with tapeless workflows
  • Dozens of enhancements--Benefit from dozens of customer-requested refinements that yield big productivity gains -- such as the ability to align layers to comps.
  • Color Finesse--Enjoy an enhanced color correction workflow with the new features, finer control over hue and saturation, and ability to export settings as color lookup tables (LUTs) in Color Finesse LE 3.
  • Digieffects FreeForm--Turn flat objects into virtually any 3D shape using this popular 3D mesh warp plug-in.
  • mocha for After Effects v2--Apply motion tracking to hand-drawn masks and import variable-width mask feathers. The powerful mocha shape plug-in is also included.
  • Auto-Keyframe mode--Animate quickly by setting starting keyframes automatically.
  • Color LUT support--Get consistent color in your workflow by using industry-standard 3DL and CUBE lookup tables.
  • Refine Matte effect--Apply intelligent edge tracking, dechattering, and motion blurring capabilities to any layer with a problematic alpha channel, such as keyed footage.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date April 30, 2010
Date Added April 30, 2010
Version
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Animation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements 64-bit OS, 2GB RAM, 3GB disk space, QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
Download Information
File Size 943.47MB
File Name tryaftereffects
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,671,632
Downloads Last Week 206
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $999

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