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Who uses Adobe After Effects?
Motion graphics designers and visual effects artists use After Effects to produce intricately designed short-form content such as TV commercials, broadcast graphics, and film titles, and to create a wide range of visual effects shots. Video editors and post-production professionals use After Effects to complement nonlinear editing tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro, providing a comprehensive solution for delivering enhanced production value.

What’s new in Adobe After Effects CC

Adobe Creative Cloud
The tools you use today for motion graphics and visual effects will just keep getting better. And with your Creative Cloud membership, you get access to every new feature upgrade as soon as it is available—at no additional cost. And there’s more: use the new Sync Settings in After Effects CC to synchronize your preferences across multiple computers. Increase your exposure by posting your portfolio on Behance®. A library of tutorials from Adobe and industry-leading partners helps you learn new tools and techniques.

CINEMA 4D Lite and Live 3D Pipeline
Save time and stay in the creative flow. Insert 3D objects directly into After Effects CC compositions thanks to the new Live 3D Pipeline with MAXON CINEMA 4D Lite, included with After Effects CC. The new Advanced Rendering Engine allows you to composite C4D files within After Effects CC, including OBJ, FBX, and Alembic file formats. No more rendering and waiting every time you want to make an adjustment or just try out a new idea. Roundtrip edits and odifications between CINEMA 4D and After Effects CC are a snap, and any changes you make to the .C4D file are automatically updated in the After Effects project.

Refine Edge tool
Save time and get great results faster with the powerful new Refine Edge tool. Say goodbye to laborious old-school frame-by-frame rotoscoping: use Refine Edge in After Effects CC to separate challenging foreground elements—such as frizzy hair or soft edges—from poorly lit or complex backgrounds. The Refine Edge tool creates high-quality matting results, so you can take your compositing to the next level. You can smooth handheld footage, lock a shot—or part of your frame—automatically, and more with the new Warp Stabilizer VFX. Select stabilization points, edit and delete them throughout time, and preserve scale to fix tricky shots such as aerial fly-throughs. Warp Stabilizer VFX also allows you
to reverse-stabilize: select objects within a scene to stabilize while leaving others unstable, or stabilize an entire scene to do detailed work such as painting or warping, and then artfully restore jitter to get exactly the shot you want.

Track Optimization in the 3D Camera Tracker
Recommended by some of Hollywood’s finest visual effects artists, the enhanced Camera Tracker in After Effects CC introduces Track Optimization, which allows you to refine tracking points over time for even more accurate 3D tracking in 2D space.

Track Optimization in the 3D Camera Tracker
Recommended by some of Hollywood’s finest visual effects artists, the enhanced Camera Tracker in After Effects CC introduces Track Optimization, which allows you to refine tracking points over time for even more accurate 3D tracking in 2D space.

Bicubic resampling
Preserve fine detail and achieve greater accuracy when resizing compositions by choosing between bilinear or new bicubic scaling. Use reverse-stabilization in Warp Stabilizer VFX after stabilizing a scene to fix or add elements. You can also use reverse stabilization to track an object into an unstable scene. Use Warp Stabilizer VFX to stabilize selected elements within your frames Auto-delete points over time to ensure even tracking of objects. Quickly find missing elements, fonts, or effects in your composites with this new search function.