Adobe Systems Inc. announced today the release of
After Effects 5.0, the latest major upgrade to its popular motion graphics and visual effects software.
The new version of After Effects sports streamlined workflow and sports enhanced integration with other Adobe products like Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator. The new version now sports 3D compositing and expressions. The software also now supports 16-bit-per-channel color support; support for QuickTime and MP3 audio compression; features dozens of interface enhancements, and much more.
Mac system requirements for After Effects 5.0 call for a PowerPC-based Mac; Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.1, or OS X’s “Classic” environment; 64MB application RAM; QuickTime 4.1.2; CD-ROM; 120MB available hard disk space; 24-bit color support.
After Effects 5.0 is available for US$649 for the Standard version, or $1,499 for the Production Bundle version. Previous Standard version users can upgrade for $199, and previous Production Bundle version users can upgrade for $299. Users of After Effects Standard 3.x and 4.x can also upgrade to the Production Bundle version for $499, between now and July 31.
Adobe’s online statement for information on when After Effects will be available for Mac OS X.