Innovative compositing and animation tools
Create high-impact communications by combining moving imagery, still images, graphics, text, and sound in 2D or 3D space and then animating virtually any aspect of each element.
Enjoy a streamlined workflow with support for Adobe® Photoshop® 3D and video layers, Adobe Illustrator® graphics that maintain image integrity, and tight integration with Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4, Encore® CS4, and Soundbooth® CS4 software.
Unlimited creative options
Manipulate moving and still images using hundreds of effects that stylize, distort, generate new elements, and more; add or remove film grain; and bring images and text to life by animating them with the Puppet tool.
Text and vector graphics creation and animation
Create text and vector graphics in Adobe After Effects® CS4 using familiar Adobe tools, and then animate these elements to create visually innovative work.
Start projects quickly with animation presets and behaviors. Use Brainstorm to experiment and to refine designs. Learn fast with Tool Tips and training resources, and help speed the review process with Adobe Clip Notes.
Comprehensive masking and keying tools
Control which portions of a layer are visible by drawing and animating masks. Easily get precise results with flexible auto-tracing options and RotoBezier masks. Remove greenscreen backgrounds with Keylight and myriad supporting tools.
Powerful motion and keyframing controls
Apply motion blur to produce realistic animations. Slow down and speed up footage using Timewarp. Edit keyframes using the Graph Editor. Match source footage using the Motion Tracker or using Mocha for After Effects (now included). Remove unwanted movement with the Motion Stabilizer.
Harness your computer's processing power with easier to adjust multicore and graphics acceleration. Disk caching allows you to spend less time waiting and more time creating. Distribute rendering across your network to maximize output performance.
Professional results for every media type
Produce animated content for virtually any media, from the web and mobile devices to film and broadcast, thanks to comprehensive output format support. Use the Render Queue or background render with the Adobe Media Encoder.
Get precise, predictable color with high dynamic range (32-bit-per-channel, floating point) color, the use of ICC-based color management tools, and ProEXR support for exchanging files with other applications that support high dynamic range color.