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After Effects CS5

At a Glance
  • After Effects CS5

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At a Glance
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    MSRP: $999; upgrade, $299

    Pros

    • Native 64-bit support improves performance.
    • Features AVC-Intra (P2) and RED (R3D) support.
    • New Roto Brush tool with Refine Matte effect.
    • Auto-keyframing.
    • Improved color handling.
    • Includes Imagineer Systems Mocha for AE v2 (with Mocha Shape).
    • Includes Digieffects Freeform.
    • Includes Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse 3.

    Cons

    • Mastering the Roto Brush takes time and practice.
    • True 3D options are still lacking.
    • No backward compatibility.
    • Only 64-bit plug-ins can be used.

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