Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe® 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; UI is in English only).
XDCAM EX export—Render in the XDCAM EX format using multiple bitrates, pixel aspects, and frame rates. This allows you to roundtrip 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.