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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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Filmora is best for anyone who wants a medium-advanced video editing software but is not wanting to spend the time and money required to learn advanced editing software like Adobe Premier Pro. You can start making great looking videos in just a few hours with Filmora. Filmora is also a great option for professional video editors who want a lighter, faster and more fun program for editing smaller projects like videos for social media and video ads[.]
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 Edits videos very well. Records the screen of your computer perfectly. This is great if you are an architect because you can show on a video how you make your renderings and plans with Autocad, chief architect premier, Adobe photoshop or even revit. You can cut videos perfectly and add music to them easily. You can use several predesigned themes to create any video you desire. You can add as much text as you want to your videos There are several filters you can use to improve the images on the recordings. 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 The enhancing half is a bit bizarre, it is like you're driving in the UK, I am undecided why they selected to reverse clipping and reduce movies More often than not I've to deal with not screwing up the video timeline however accidentally delete or enhance a clip. I hope they modify it to a extra common enhancing mode. 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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Everything I have tried to do was easy to figure out. The export and online store where you get additional titles, etc. have very minor issues, correct those and it's a solid 10.
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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'm giving this a ten because I haven't needed the support in any way, however, I've gotten correspondence from them letting me know that they are available if needed. I've seen reviews saying the support is lacking but those were years ago. I'm assuming they've figured everything out by now.
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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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Filmora is easy enough to use after you get started. There are other programs with more functions but that depends on what you need it for. Just for cutting and small editing Filmora is really great and useful. Movavi has more functions, or at least it felt like it but therefore is more complicated to use.
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 We save dozens of hours a month on video editing so the ROI was immediate With Filmora, we are able to train new staff quickly on how to use the software Fimora has made video editing more fun and creative for our marketing team Read full review ScreenShots