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Adobe After Effects is well suited for creating short video projects that require intricate animation, like 5 minute or 1-minute countdowns, credit roll-ins, outros, and video bumpers. It is also useful for creating animated elements that can be incorporated into video projects, like animated key titles. For longer videos, I would recommend using Adobe Premiere Pro instead.
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I would recommend [Adobe AIR] because it works very well, I just wish there were more resources out there on it to help the onboarding.
Read full review Pros After Effects is great for creating motion content once and easily exporting it to various formats such as web, broadcast, GIF, etc. After Effects is the industry standard for motion graphics. While I’m an Apple user and have used Motion in the past it is not as feature rich and most clients will expect you to use After Effects. After Effects is great for complex UI animation. Tools like principle and Flinto are great but are quite cumbersome for complex UI animations. Read full review Adobe AIR supports a lot of commonly needed features for mobile app development. It is fairly stable and consistent once you learn how to use it. It is cross-platform and is supported by some useful third-party plugins. Read full review Cons I would like the Re-Link file structure to mimic Premiere. I would like to see native .obj importing and manipulation. I would like to see better audio editing available within Adobe After Effects. if it could be given a separate layer/panel. Read full review Over the course of months/years, various security exploits and other issues are discovered and patched in AIR, often requiring you to rebuild and resubmit mobile apps to the various storefronts. This happens often enough that it's worth mentioning as a major con. While development on Adobe AIR seems to be fairly constant, there is very little communication between the community and Adobe regarding the future and general support of AIR. The track record of Flash (and particularly Flash Mobile) does not inspire much confidence that Adobe intends to support Flash/AIR for years to come. Adobe AIR does not seem to perform as well (in terms of raw performance, memory usage, framerates, responsiveness, etc.) as other hybrid solutions for certain tasks. For example using shaders tends to be experimental still, and graphic/animation intensive projects often require the use of third party frameworks such as Starling. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I will renew my use of After Effects since it's affordable and always has been reliable. They also always continue to update new features and add new things to compete with other software out there. I also like all the 3rd party plugins out there that keep my interest for the future and new toolsets and creative solutions.
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If you have a good computer setup then the program gives you no issues whatsoever. Only if you decide to run multiple tasks on a lower end unit will you then get bottlenecking which really isn't Adobe's fault to begin with. I used to have problems in the past but with newer technology, it has since been a smooth ride.
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Although Adobe AIR is just an SDK without an actual "UI" it's commonly used within Flash, Flash Builder, or FlashDevelop. Considering the integration with Flash IDE, there are very few tools that can compete with its features.
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Adobe customer support is wonderful. They genuinely care about their product and the end user experience. The products they create have always been innovative and continue to improve. They have a huge chunk of the user market in their field and still strive to improve. This is such a big deal for me and other small business/organizations that need their products and don't have a large voice on our own.
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I find Adobe After Effects to be superior to
and Final Cut Pro in that I am able to do much more with the software. It isn't as limiting as the other two. I also like that it isn't an Apple product. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Apple. There is a bigger learning curve with After Effects, but once you get the hang of it, there's really no comparison.
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Originally, Adobe AIR was the only game in town, and its blend of flexibility in platforms it could publish to (PC, Mac, iOS, Android), ease of use, and familiarity made it the clear choice. Now Adobe no longer supports it, and we’ve found the transition to Harmon unworkable for us.
Read full review Return on Investment Adobe After Effects has a great impact on business as maximum work can be done in one software To run this software you need to have good configuration system Motion Graphics, 2d Animation and video editing can be done in one software Read full review Allows easy porting of functionality and look and feel to many diverse platforms. Shorten development and deployment time. Reduced training and support costs by re-using common widgets. Read full review ScreenShots