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.