Adobe After Effects 7.0 – Product overview
Animate your ideas. Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 software delivers the flexibility and power you need to bring a new dimension to your film, video, DVD, and Macromedia® Flash® productions.
Compare the features of the Standard and Professional editions.
Superior output and extensive file format support
Produce professional output for film, video, DVD, and the web in virtually every output format imaginable with the Render Queue. Simultaneously perform multiple renderings of a composition to different formats, and batch render files for greater efficiency.
Powerful masking tools
Easily design, edit, and work with masks using flexible auto-tracing options and RotoBézier masks.
Create precise animations with the new Graph Editor, which offers complete visual control over keyframe editing and easy synchronization of animated properties across layers.
Professional color correction
Adjust the color of footage and other layer elements using color-correction tools similar to those in Adobe Photoshop® software, as well as Color Finesse for high-end corrections.
Highest quality keying and matte tools
Key bluescreen and greenscreen mattes that rival those created in any other toolset with the Academy Award-winning Keylight (Professional edition only) and a host of supporting tools.
Unmatched Adobe integration
Experience an efficient Adobe workflow: Import Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator® files with attributes preserved, and, in Windows®, import Adobe Premiere® Pro projects, add motion to static Adobe Encore® DVD software menus, export After Effects projects as Adobe Premiere Pro projects, and more.
Preview and render compositions in real time with accelerated OpenGL support as well as intelligent RAM previewing and disk caching.
Redesigned, unified user interface
Work within an elegantly redesigned interface featuring workspace panels that dock and group for optimal organization, eliminating overlapping windows. Save custom workspaces, control UI brightness, and more.
Simplify the everyday tasks of asset management with Adobe Bridge, which offers powerful ways to browse and search digital assets, preview and apply presets, work with metadata, manage files, and run batch processes.
Media management and post-render options
Easily work cross-platform with full resolution independence, and use post-render actions to streamline back-end production tasks.
Flexible 2D and 3D compositing
Composite and animate in 2D or 3D space using multiple cameras, lights, and intersecting layers.
Expert visual effects
Create attention-getting effects using a broad range of plug-ins to blur; correct color; distort layers; simulate clouds, smoke, and other phenomena; and much more.
Unrivaled text animation and titling effects
Create animated text with unprecedented ease. Use the standard Adobe Text tool, or edit and animate text from Photoshop; instantly apply text Animation Presets; and much more.
Timesaving Animation and Behavior Presets plus project templates
Produce great-looking animations quickly using hundreds of fully customizable Animation Presets, including presets for animating text, effects, transitions, backgrounds, and behaviors. Use included project templates for DVD motion menus and motion graphics backgrounds.
Nondestructive vector painting
Paint nondestructively on layers to clean up footage, draw masks, clone elements, and create animations.