Adobe After Effects is animation software used for animation, visual effects, and motion picture compositing. After Effects is used in film, TV, and web video creation.
This software is used in the post-production phase, and has hundreds of effects that can be used to manipulate imagery. This allows you to combine layers of video and images into the same scene.
Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Remove an object from a clip. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. Even navigate and design in a 3D space. With After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move. Animate titles, credits, and lower thirds. Start from scratch or with presets available right from the app. From spin to swipe to slide your text is on the move.
The History of Adobe After Effects
After Effects was developed in 1993 and since then has been acquired a hand full of times. The original developers, Company of Science and Art (CoSA), created two versions with a few functions that allowed you to composite layers and transform various properties of a layer. Fact of the Article: The first version was actually only available on the Macintosh computer, built by Apple.
Acquired in 1994 by Aldus, just one year after launching the program, the program gained amazing new features like multi-machine rendering and motion blur. But, before the year of 1994 came to a close, Adobe came in and acquired the technology, and is still the owner of After Effects today.
Since the conception of After Effects, Adobe has released 50 different versions of its industry leading software, each time gaining new functionality. Some versions are bigger than others, but they all showcase that Adobe has created an extraordinary piece of software.
In fact, in 2019, the program won an Academy Award for scientific and technical achievement; a testament to how well integrated and powerful After Effects is.
New Features of Adobe After Effects
Below are some amazing features you can experience after installation of Adobe After Effects 2022 please keep in mind features may vary and totally depends if your system supports them.
Faster Previews and Renders with Multi-Frame Rendering
- Accelerate your creative process by taking advantage of the full power of your system’s CPU cores when previewing and rendering. After Effects automatically adjusts resource usage to render your compositions as fast as possible on your machine.
Reimagined Render Queue with Remote Notifications
- The Render Queue, also taking advantage of Multi- Frame Rendering, highlights the most important information such as your rendering progress. Get notifications even on your smart watch, when renders are complete via the Creative Cloud desktop or mobile app.
- Learn which layers and effects in your composition are taking the most time to render in relation to other layers and effects. The layer profiler highlights which areas of the composition impact your processing time and enable you to optimize your project for faster rendering as you iterate.
- Work faster even when you’re not working. After Effects renders your composition when it has been idle for a set amount of time, so your composition is ready to preview when you are.
Export Faster with Adobe Media Encoder
- With Multi-Frame Rendering, export your compositions up to 4x faster using the full power of your system and without upgrading your hardware. Render while you work on your compositions while Adobe Media Encoder renders faster in the background.
Improved playback for 10-bit HEVC
- New hardware-accelerated decoding for 10-bit HEVC 422 provides improved playback and editing on Intel Windows systems.
Enable LUT Interpolation method selection
- Enables you to select the LUT Interpolation method from dropdown under Project Settings. Currently After Effects only supports Trilinear or Tetrahedral interpolation.
Unified version numbers
- With this major release, all the Adobe video and audio applications will align on version number 22.0, making it easier to ensure compatibility across the applications.