Adobe Systems Inc. is now shipping After Effects 6.0, the latest version of the motion graphics and visual effects software. It's available in two editions: the US$699 Standard Edition and the $999 Pro Edition.
AE Standard 6.0 provides core 2D and 3D compositing, animation, and visual effects tools. AE Pro 6.0 adds motion tracking and stabilization, advanced keying and warping tools, more than 30 additional visual effects, a particle system, render automation and network rendering, 16-bit-per-channel color, 3D channel effects, and additional audio effects.
Registered users of the Standard edition can upgrade to After Effects 6.0 for $199. Registered users of the Professional edition can upgrade to After Effects 6.0 for $299. Owners of previous versions of the Standard edition can upgrade to the Professional edition for $499. Both versions will be available through Adobe's licensing and education programs.
Both versions of Adobe After Effects 6.0 are compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.6. And both integrate with Photoshop and Illustrator.
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