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Adobe After Effects CS5.5 for Mac

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Adobe After Effects CS5.5 for Mac
Key Features
  • Motion Graphics & Visual Effects
  • Native 64-Bit Support
  • High-Resolution Support: HD, 2K & 4K
  • Hundreds of Effects
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.

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Adobe After Effects Overview

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.

Innovative Compositing & Animation Tools

Combine moving and still imagery, graphics, and text in 2D or 3D space. Animate practically any aspect of each element, and add sound for virtually any result you can imagine

Responsive 64-Bit Performance

Work effectively on high-resolution projects – even at 32-bit-per-channel color – inside HD, 2K, and 4K compositions. Use all your system's RAM to see longer previews. With enhanced disk caching, you can spend less time waiting and more time creating

Integration with Industry-Standard Adobe Applications

Enjoy a streamlined workflow with support for importing Adobe Photoshop images and layer effects. Move easily between After Effects CS5.5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. Import Adobe Illustrator files and then animate each layer

Unlimited Creative Options

Manipulate moving and still images using hundreds of effects such as stylize, distort, and shatter. Create grids, radio waves, particles, and more. Combine effects from a third-party ecosystem of plug-ins for Hollywood-caliber results

Creation & Animation of Text and Vector Graphics

Create text and vector graphics in After Effects using familiar Adobe tools, and then animate those elements to create visually innovative motion graphics

Comprehensive Masking & Keying Tools

Use the revolutionary Roto Brush tool to isolate moving foreground elements from backgrounds in a fraction of the time it would take with hand-drawn animated masks. Remove bluescreen and greenscreen backgrounds with The Foundry's Academy Award-winning Keylight (included)

Powerful Motion Controls

Remove unwanted movement with Warp Stabilizer, or precisely match the motion of source footage with Imagineer Systems' mocha for After Effects CS5.5 (included). Apply realistic motion blur. Use Timewarp to slow down and speed up footage

32-Bit Floating-Point Pipeline

Exploit extended highlights and shadows with the dynamic range of real-world light. Freely push values above monitor white, and recover detail without clipping

Professional Results for Any Media Type

Deliver your work virtually anywhere. Compatibility with an extensive list of output formats lets you produce animated content for media ranging from film and broadcast to the web and mobile devices

Rich Ecosystem of Third-Party Plug-In Developers

Add extra capability to After Effects with plug-ins from third-party developers, available separately. Discover unique creative effects, particles, 3D objects, and specialized workflow tools

Top Reasons to Upgrade to After Effects CS5.5

Warp Stabilizer

Smooth a bumpy camera move, or lock a shot automatically. Warp Stabilizer removes jitter and compensates for motion-related irregularities

Camera Lens Blur

Create soft-focus effects with Camera Lens Blur. Set iris shape, blade curvature, and diffraction fringe characteristics for beautiful bokeh, and use these same settings for fantastic depth-of-field control with the After Effects 3D camera

Source Timecode Support

Take the guesswork out of source footage edits. Timecode data in QuickTime, AVI, Broadcast WAV (BWF), DPX, and some variations of MXF is read directly in After Effects and the Timecode effect can display both source timecode and composition frames

Stereoscopic 3D Workflow Improvements

Animate and composite stereoscopic projects more easily. Quickly set up stereo camera rigs. Save time with simplified rendering of multiple cameras, and work with an updated 3D Glasses effect

Light Falloff

Control how light intensity falls off across 3D distances, just as it does in the real world

RAW Digital Cinema Workflow Improvements

Gain instant access to high-definition source formats. Support for the RED Rocket card and RMD metadata dramatically improves the performance and look of RED footage. Import footage in CinemaDNG format, an open standard that offers a common solution

Color LUT Support

Get consistent color in your workflow by using industry-standard 3DL and CUBE lookup tables. Create your own color LUT files as exports from Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse (included)

XDCAM EX Export

Render in the XDCAM EX format using multiple bit rates, pixel aspect ratios, and frame rates. This allows you to round-trip footage shot on popular Sony cameras so that your output is consistent with files being edited directly from source

Save As After Effects CS5

Work on projects with colleagues still using After Effects CS5. Save projects in After Effects CS5 format to take advantage of new features and performance improvements without the need for colleagues to upgrade

Small Changes That Make a Big Difference

Benefit from more efficient rendering with improved disk caching, review of recent searches, and new sorting options in the Project panel

Adobe After Effects Specs

System RequirementsMulticore 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
DVD-ROM drive
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*
*Adobe online services, including Adobe CS Live Services, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.
Hardware SupportDisplay 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
ImportAdobe 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)
Export3GPP (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
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