Adobe After Effects CS5.5 for Mac remains the go-to Swiss Army knife for a broad swath of professional users who manipulate moving images for a living, whether they're creating for television, the Web, mobile devices, or the silver screen. The software is a complete solution for motion graphics, visual effects, 2D and 3D compositing, animation, rotoscoping, color correction, keying, and text. Full integration with other Adobe applications means you can export and import files (typically with layers) to and from Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and Flash.
For version CS5.5, Adobe has incorporated the Warp Stabilizer, which eliminates camera shake and smooths out bumpy moves. There's also Camera Lens Blur, which creates depth-of-field effects with beautiful bokeh. Timecode data in many formats can be read directly in After Effects, and the Timecode effect can display both the source timecode and composition frames. In addition, there's expanded support for stereoscopic 3D and RAW format workflows.
Note! After Effects CS5.5 requires a 64-bit operating system.
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6
2 GB of RAM
4 GB of available hard-disk space plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
1280 x 800 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*
Display Card Support for OpenGL 2.0 Preview:
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800
NVIDIA GeForce GT 100 Series
NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series
ATI Radeon HD2000, HD3000, HD4000, HD5000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce 8M and 9M series
|Supported File Types|
|Import||Adobe Illustrator (AI, AI4, AI5, EPS, PS; continuously rasterized), Adobe PDF (PDF; first page only; continuously rasterized), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Bitmap (BMP, RLE, DIB), Camera raw (TIF, CRW, NEF, RAF, ORF, MRW, DCR, MOS, RAW, PEF, SRF, DNG, X3F, CR2, ERF), Cineon/DPX (CIN, DPX), Discreet RLA/RPF (RLA, RPF), EPS, GIF, JPEG (JPG, JPE), Maya camera data (MA), Maya IFF (IFF, TDI), OpenEXR (EXR, SXR, MXR), PICT (PCT), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Radiance (HDR, RGBE, XYZE), SGI (SGI, BW, RGB), Softimage (PIC), Targa (TGA, VDA, ICB, VST), TIFF (TIF), Animated GIF (GIF), CinemaDNG (subset of CameraRAW), DV (in MOV or AVI container, or as containerless DV stream), Electric Image (IMG, EI), FLV (encoded via On2 VP6), F4V, MXF (XDCAM HD in MXF format; OP1; or Op-Atom using AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO HD codecs), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 formats (MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, MPA, MP2, M2A, MPV, M2P, M2T, M2TS (AVCHD), AC3, MP4, M4V, M4A), PSD file with video layer (requires QuickTime), QuickTime (MOV; requires QuickTime), RED (R3D), SWF (continuously rasterized, with alpha, no audio or interactive content), Video for Windows (AVI, WAV; requires QuickTime on Mac OS), XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX, Adobe Sound Document (ASND; multi-track files imported as merged single track), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC, M4A), Audio Interchange File Format (AIF, AIFF), MP3 (MP3, MPEG, MPG, MPA, MPE), Waveform (WAV), Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, CS4, and CS5 project files (PRPROJ), Adobe After Effects 6.0 and later binary projects (AEP, AET), Adobe After Effects CS4 and later XML projects (AEPX)|
|Export||3GPP (3GP), QuickTime (MOV), FLV, F4V, H.264 & H.264 Blu-ray, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 DVD & Blu-ray, SWF, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MXF OP1a (for XDCAM EX & HD), CinemaDNG, PSD, Camera Raw, OpenEXR, ProEXR, Cineon (CIN, DPX), TIFF, Targa (TGA, VBA, ICB, VST), PNG, Radiance (HDR, RGBE, XYZE), SGI (SGI, BW, RGB), Maya IFF, JPEG, PDF, MP3, WAV, AIFF, XDCAM EX, PRPROJ (Premiere Pro project), XFL (for Flash Professional), RLE, BMP|