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Create motion graphics and visual effects with the industry standard

Adobe® After Effects® CS5 software can help you be more productive. Native 64-bit support makes full use of all available RAM, allowing you to work more efficiently with HD, 2k, and 4k projects—plus get longer real-time previews. The new Adobe Roto Brush tool intelligently automates rotoscoping, so you can get great results in a fraction of the time, and dozens of user-requested features streamline everyday tasks.

Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe® After Effects® CS5

Native 64-bit support—Get the most out of your hardware investment: Native 64-bit support means After Effects can use all available RAM, so it’s easier to work efficiently on complex HD, 2k, and 4k projects.

The updated Histogram display makes it easier to visualize and edit individual color channels. This display also makes it possible to spot problems, such as where editing the overall image may cause an individual channel to clip.

Adobe Roto Brush—Isolate moving foreground elements from their backgrounds in a fraction of the time it used to take. Identify foreground and background elements and then let the Roto Brush automatically create transparency for you. Refine edges easily for extremely precise results.

mocha for After Effects—Experience the powerful new capabilities of this popular 2.5D planar tracker, included with After Effects CS5. Masks are now trackable, have variable width feather, and can be applied directly to layers in After Effects using mocha shape.

Dynamic cross-references—Simplify the writing, production, and management of long documents with flexible and powerful cross-references that dynamically update as content is changed or moved within a document.

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. Work natively with RED R3D formats, and gain additional controls for working with raw footage.

Auto-Keyframe mode—Animate quickly by automatically setting a starting keyframe at the current time.

Dozens of enhancements—Realize productivity gains from dozens of customer-requested refinements. Enhancements include a new Refine Matte effect, the ability to align layers to a composition’s boundaries, and importing additional Adobe Photoshop® adjustment layer types.

Color lookup table (LUT) support—Easily manage consistent color in your workflow with popular color LUT formats to simulate film and alternate devices or to apply different looks to your footage.

Digieffects FreeForm—Turn flat objects into virtually any 3D shape using this popular 3D mesh warp plug-in by Digieffects.

FreeForm allows you to warp or extrude any After Effects layer in 3D space.

Color Finesse—Enjoy an enhanced color correction workflow with Color Finesse LE 3, included with After Effects CS5. New features include vibrance controls that work in a similar way to those in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software, hue and saturation curve controls, and highlight recovery.

The revolutionary new Roto Brush enables you to separate foreground elements from complex backgrounds in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional rotoscoping techniques. Teach it how to process one frame, and Roto Brush automatically tracks the footage and applies the same criteria across multiple frames.