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After Effects CS5

At a Glance

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Price when rated: $999; upgrade, $299


  • 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.


  • 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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