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Animation and creative compositing software used by a wide variety of motion graphics and visual effects artists

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Animation and creative compositing software used by a wide variety of motion graphics and visual effects artists


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Director of Video and Photography
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that if you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere After Effects is relativity easy to learn. It is as if those to programs had a baby and you get After Effects. You have layers like Photoshop but a timeline and key framing like Premiere. There is a steep learning curve in some ways because there are so many tools. I love how one program is so useful for small text animation projects, green screening, advanced video repair, 3d animation, and special effects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a simplified version of After Effects for just 2d animation. This is partly taken care of by the Motion Graphics templates you can create in After Effects an import into Premiere with certain properties editable. I wish assets were easier to preview. In Premiere assets can be viewed as icons which makes going through a lot of assets a pain. The program had been more unstable and unreliable in the past. Adobe has fixed this. The dynamic link into premiere hasn't always worked but it is functioning much better now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend getting the Mister Horse plugin to help with key framing and animation automation. The built in key framing system is not great for organic looking animations. I would consider if you are new to After Effects use Photoshop to design in and then import your photoshop files into After Effects for animations. Also I would highly recommend purchasing templates to learn how others build projects. If you compare it to other animation programs out there non compare to After Effect's compatibility, flexibility and scalability to work on small text based projects to high end special effects. I would also say that the green screen engine in After Effects is far superior to Premiere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Adobe After Effects mostly for 2D text animation for social videos, kinetic typography, titles, and other text based projects. I use the Mister Horse plugin to help do all of the key framing for me. It has completely changed the way I used After Effects. What use to take me hours to do now I can do in min with their plugin that handles the animation work fro me but still give me total control over what I want. I love being able to create animations in After Effects and then send them over to Premiere as motion graphics templates or MOGURTs which allows you to make quick simple changes to whatever properties I setup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Motion Graphics Artist and Video Editor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

You can edit videos, do 2D and 3D animations, import 3D models and composite files from other software like Cinema4D and Blender. It's the best software to edit videos and add graphical elements or basically motion graphics in videos. You can create typography videos, character animations and even add VFX to your footages. You can create a Marvel like movie in after effects if you have access to enough 3D assets. It's an all in one video software and definitely the best in the market. It's on your creativity and you can build some cool and Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It uses only 1 Core of the processor. Earlier versions used to work on all cores and were much faster and more efficient. Need a heavy graphics card and a lot of RAM to run smoothly. Higher processor clock speed is more important than number of cores. Generated large cache files and fills up the Storage quickly. Have to clean temporary files everyday. No perpetual license available. You need to pay either annually or monthly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There no other software in the market that has all the features that Adobe After Effects provides. I recommend you to go for it without having a second thought. Your love for this software will increase as you get better at it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've created explainer videos for Ed-tech startups that they use to train teachers and teach basic science concepts to students. I've helped business to create ads with an impact to reach more potential customers. I create slideshows for events, add music to videos, create lyrical videos for music. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

What I love best about Adobe After Effects is that there are endless possibilities for what you can make and create - as far as video is concerned. There are also many, many free and paid tutorials online which you can use to hone your skills in After Effects or even learn something new. On top of that, there are a multitude of tutorials available online as well (paid and free) which you can use to enhance your video project. From slideshows, to animation, to infographics, to documentaries, to any other motion project you can think of, After Effects could be the perfect program for you! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

After Effects can be slightly confusing and challenging - possibly even daunting, but with the help of tutorials and templates and patience, it is fairly easy to navigate in no time. The rendering times can be tricky and take a long time as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a more serious than casual in the field of video creation and are looking for a video creation/editing program that is powerful enough to handle transitions, audio, 3D, layers, sound effects, etc. After Effects is the program for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had an issue with creating professional and clean slideshows for work presentations, After Effects has met that need and more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy interface, easy to work on, user friendly and creation of animations is simple. It provides with a large liberary of pre defined effects and animation utilities. The overall usability of the software is quite impressive. It is most suitable for beginners and provide crucial support to advance users. The customer service is quite impressive and works on time. The app provides best outcomes with media encoder. The ease of use and quality animations make it a great effect editor of all times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Less options to work with . Only applicable for few slide animations. Output of files has quite a large size that is not acceptable. Apart from these issues, no problem has been recorded so far. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A beginner should definitely use it. But to be more professional Adobe premiere Pro is better. Adobe illustrator can also be used to work out on better animations and effects. However, after effects possess quite good quality of animations and effects integration. If you are a video maker , then after effects is the a great tool to work with. It provides a simple and stable environment to work . It might take time to understand the basics but in few days you can start creating animations with a ease. It is worth trying as it gives a free trial so you can use and check your internet in it. It is worth it's price. Good luck. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating a YouTube video. Good to produce introduction part as well as in between animations. Has been using for small scale business videos and college lectures . It is quite easy to access and provide great stability to your work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This software contains many tools for designing and editing professional videos focused on the realization of visual graphics with movement, it has multiple tools for editing projects, the possibility of working with multiple files, animations, as well as the possibility of working on the line of time in which we can cut, join, or make direct insertions of other video files or images, as well as coloring tools such as the effects of working on masks, layers, transparency, shading, inserting texts, or saturation and elimination of color with which we can make effects such as green screen where we can superposition other objects such as visual backgrounds, special effects, it also allows us to make gradients, or change file qualities, very useful for when they are exported, where we can change qualities and finishes archive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As in other similar programs, it is necessary to increase the audio editing tools, as well as the possibility of having extras such as new plugins Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This program works very well to make animations within the videos due to the many tools available and the possibility of working on the timeline, it is advisable to import all the files that we are going to use from the beginning so that we can facilitate the project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software helps us when we have projects of graphic animations on the video, such as professional banners or texts on video, it also helps us to edit professional quality openings and endings, everything can be done easily, at the Once the program helps us to position objects on the timeline, we almost never work from scratch, most of the time we use plugins or templates to start in a simpler way, we also use this program to make the green screen effects and change the backgrounds of video clips, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The main use of after effects is as a companion of Premiere Pro where you create any fancy graphics or flashy(or not so flashy) effects to grab the watcher attention in a short burst, like when you have a 20 minute video with different topics and a transition between them at minute 9. Grabbing the user attention is a lot easier with an effect that can easily be created using one of the many effects templates available, there are so many customization options that you can create something really good in less than 5 minutes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Colors and details might not be as polished as you need it to be for the inclusion to your video but after you import a video to Premier Pro the workflow is much more streamlined, you can do everything in after effects but it will take a lot more time than using both. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it as a tool to add value to your videos, not as your main video creation software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It creates intros and transitions with little effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Adobe After Effects has been our ideal tool for creating and applying corrections to audiovisual content, video editing and moving images. I love how intuitive its interface is, the various filters and pre-defined effects, its varied editing tools and how much it facilitates the creation of animations, as well as its attentive and always available customer service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Files created or edited through Adobe After Effects are usually quite large and take up a lot of computer resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would certainly recommend this tool and even more if you have other Adobe programs to complement and take better advantage of all its features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to produce audiovisual content and animations of optimum quality through After Effects, its complementation with other Adobe tools we already have and the freedom of design has been of great benefit to us because we have been able to increase the production of animated material, edit and improve videos for our advertising campaigns, website and social networks allowing us to meet both design and marketing needs in short periods of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Strategic Advisor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We like that we can create books to be printed or saved and create beautiful slideshows in this program. I use this implement in gigantic proportions because it is very practical and incredibly flexible in all its programming functionalities. Adobe implement helps users to complete many reconstructions of various images, graphic designs and vector developers. I use Adobe After Effects to make fabulous photos out of photos that provide the best result when we have to use this implement. It helped me process hundreds of pictures and it can also be used to batch process multiple pictures with similar settings. It has the ability to create multiple version of the same image non-destructively. This is a very versatile program specifically for photo editing because they get provide the fantastic result through using this perfect software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a large learning curve with this program but it is well worth it to be able to create beautiful photos because we cannot create the most professional photos with this program. The only thing I dislike is that sometimes we need to do something and we don't have a certain feature that other application but it needs a little bit more enhancement so it is not user friendly for us. A little bit hard to use at first time because it has a few options that can be added to increase the user-friendliness to this implement. Also I feel the price of this program is quite a lot and it puts a barrier for many users to purchase this platform. The file and folder management could be a bit easier to use but it is not as intuitive because it can be confusing if we haven't had a lot of experience with Adobe after Effects. It is nevertheless very long for me but we cannot to add new photos to our collection because it has a lot of limitations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adobe after Effects is the best picture edition tool. It is really simple to use because it has the best option to photo editing, manipulating, retouching implement in the market. I have been using this program in different application for my daily photograph edits. It gives so much control and so many options to edit the photos and this result are really beautiful. I love that Adobe After Effects is that it is also really simple to batch files and we can create scripts that we can reuse on other folders. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Easy to learn, it takes little time to ramp up in a new effect creation and a lot of presets ready to download so no need to break your head in order to create an amazing video. Really extensible with the size and quality as long as you have the compute resources available to edit in higger resolution you can do a 4K 120Hz video or a 720P 30Hz video depending on the specific needs of the media project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Timeline interface is a little whacky sometimes, it can get annoying to deal with those little issues on a constant basis and the RAM usage is huge when doing edit work. My machine has 128GB ram especially for After Effects and it gets used really quickly. That means I do need my work machine for almost everything since I can't go to another machine an expect to work as expected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Download and buy scripts to help you, it's just faster than doing the things yourself Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There is just no real competitor yet, Davinci Resolve is good but slower and time is money so even while After effects cost more upfront time is money so in a way in ends up being cheaper to use with constant use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

After Effects is an extremely intuitive platform for motion graphics for those coming from Adobe Photoshop. Having worked with it since the early days, I used to describe it as "Photoshop in motion". In it's current version it goes far beyond the capacities of a motion graphics program allowing for complex masking, layer properties, 3-D manipulation of 2-D and 3-D layers, simulation of lighting, particle effects, and a host of additional tools. Most recently the addition of puppet animation takes the application into an entirely different realm. It's integration with Adobe's other imaging and video applications, from Photoshop and Illustrator through to Premiere, provides a seamless suite that offers "one-stop shopping" for complete video production. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a few issues that come up from time to time, usually related to video hardware. There's a bug in the adaptive resolution preview that can result in frozen video for some users. This was reported in versions going back to 2017. It seems to have cropped up again in the 2020 rev. My solution was simply to turn off adaptive resolution. In my own use, the hardware I have is capable of doing full preview at the level I work. If you are in the 4K level or working with immersive scenes or 3-D, this might not be an option. Those who have worked with desktop video for a while will be used to having the occasional driver compatibility issues, but for those new to the medium, it's best to spec your workstation at or above the recommended Adobe system requirements and use a tested and approved video card. And insure you have the current drivers installed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adobe After Effects is my go-to software for 80-90% of my video work. As a producer of effects and motion graphics I think it's certainly the best tool in the pro-sumer price point. It's availability in the SaaS model with the rest of Adobe's creative tools makes it a simple solution for individuals and small shops. I create commercial graphics, lower thirds, and "jazz up" mediocre video with color processing and film grain. I create complex effects from scratch, using a combination of included effects engines and third party tools from Boris and Red Giant. The internal kit provides a very powerful range of options, though, and I worked for many years with just what "comes in the box". The effects are also useful for creating single frame (i.e.: photos) renderings that are impossible in other software. These include altering lighting in a 3-D space and generation of complex particle effects, clouds, lightning and electric arcs, and rays, beams, and glows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Adobe After effects is one of the best editing software’s that are available out there. You can edit everything by using this tool whether it is removing background or making pro level 3d Animations. Everything is possible in Adobe After effects. There is a huge learning curve of this tool but once you are in you can do anything. The best part is that a huge amount of learning data is available online and there are many videos and courses offering free knowledge of adobe after effects. Therefore, anyone with minimal knowledge of English and some high level creative mind can make a career out of this tool. So many professional editors out there are making their kitchen money by just using their creative minds in editing the videos for their clients. The Overall UI of after effects is also very professional looking; there are multiple windows in one frame of the software. You can see what you are editing in real time and can play repeatedly to see what mistakes are happening. After effects is quite an amazing tool as it allows multiple effects and transitions made by the custom users and in this way people can create there custom transitions and sell them for high rates to earn some money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing too bad about this software, but when it comes to the learning of the software, there is this huge learning curve and you have to creative while editing the videos otherwise they will not stand out from any other simple basic edited videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, after effects is a great piece of tool it is highly recommended by many users out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Simple interface, simple to deal with, easy to understand and production of movements is straightforward. It gives an enormous liberary of pre characterized impacts and liveliness utilities. The general ease of use of the product is very amazing. It is generally reasonable for tenderfoots and offer pivotal help to propel clients. The client support is very noteworthy and deals with time. The application gives best results media encoder. The convenience and quality livelinesss make it an extraordinary impact manager all things considered. This product contains numerous apparatuses for planning and altering proficient recordings zeroed in on the acknowledgment of visual illustrations with development, it has different devices for altering ventures, the chance of working with various documents, livelinesss, just as the chance of chipping away at the line of time in which we can cut, join, or make direct additions of other video records or pictures, just as shading devices, for example, the impacts of taking a shot at covers, layers, straightforwardness, concealing, embeddings writings, or immersion and disposal of shading with which we can make impacts, for example, green screen where we can superposition different articles, for example, visual foundations, enhancements, it likewise permits us to make inclinations, or change record characteristics, valuable for when they are sent out, where we can change characteristics and completions file Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Less alternatives to work with . Just material for hardly any slide livelinesss. Yield of records has a serious huge size that isn't satisfactory. Aside from these issues, no issue has been recorded up until now. Now and again it feels somewhat inconvenient however I imagine that can be improved by taking in best practices after some time from venture to extend. I surmise in the event that I needed to feature one thing it is the disarray when sending out the documents for use. At a certain point my hard drive was loaded up with huge video documents that I needed to find in my envelopes to erase in light of the fact that it was auto trading in an enormous record design without my insight, clearly once I found the issue this was not, at this point an issue however It was very baffling to manage from the start as another client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This program works to make movements inside the recordings because of the numerous apparatuses accessible and the chance of taking a shot at the timetable, it is fitting to import all the documents that we will use from the earliest starting point so we can encourage the venture Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

As someone who is new to video/animation design I found this tool to be very user friendly (having knowledge in other Adobe products helps also) and it easy to navigate.

The tutorial videos that are provided at the beginning is a great kick-off to the program as well, I actually felt like I had some sort of direction when beginning to use After Effects rather than being tossed into something with no clue where to start.

I also like that I can see and notice myself becoming better/more efficient with the program from project to project. Allowing myself to push creative boundaries while learning better ways to use the tools at hand. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At times it does feel a little clunky but I think that can be improved by learning best practices over time from project to project.

I guess if I had to highlight one thing it is the confusion when exporting the files for use. At one point my hard drive was filled with large video files that I had to track down in my folders to delete because it was auto exporting in a large file format without my knowledge, obviously once I found the issue this was no longer a problem but It was quite frustrating to deal with at first as a new user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend this tool if you are already using other Adobe products. If you are not I would be cautious since I know a lot of my familiarity has come from using other Adobe programs.

I would highly recommend watching the tutorial videos to help give you a general idea of how the tools work and the functionalities it provides. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team wanted to be able to produce higher quality videos based on information and customer testimony’s we had on hand for internal and external marketing purposes. We also wanted to have more design freedom than a program such as PowerPoint so I had started familiarizing myself with After Effects.

After becoming more familiar I was actually able to produce and animate slide presentations that would loop or transition on some of our digital channels. To make introducing After Effects easier, our team is already using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop so it made sense to continue to streamline our Adobe processes as well.

In the little that I have learned so far with the tool I can already see the future benefits that can be used with the After Effects program for future design and marketing needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

there are many advantages of using adobe after effects, such as - it is industry standard software which is really helpful when we are working with remote teams on a project. working with 2d animation is so much easy in this, we can create VFX, we can do mockups, even though we can do professional video editing using adobe after effects tool, it comes really handy when integrated with 3d Softwares like cinema 4d, it is really helpful when creating a complete explainer video. it provides a wide range of tools and effects and presets. you can create designs and then animate them after-effects is a real game-changer if you know how to handle it. adobe after effects is such powerful software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only disadvantage I faced on adobe after effects are, it takes too much ram and slows down the system, you need to be higher than 8gb, and sometimes it lags without any cause. and for newbies, it is quite difficult to understand the interface and special effects and presets, it takes time to explore all these tools. Rest everything is good with after effects no complaints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to work on animation and VFX then after-effects is the best choice you will ever make. it is an industry-standard software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

while working on after effects I will create explainer videos and I will also create content on youtube on my youtube channel, which is completely animation based, I am using after effects to work on basic video editing, it can easily do that, I also create short animated clips for my Instagram page. when I was started using after effects it completely changed the quality of my work, now it looks more professional than those previous Softwares which I was using. It also increases my productivity while working with complex projects is bit time consuming but using after effects make your task a bit easier. whether it is an explainer video, VFX, or using this for freelance work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I learned to use this program at university and it has never seemed so easy to make animations, small gifs and even cut and edit videos if that's what it is. It is easy to use and I love its key frame logic, in 15 minutes you can understand the most basic of after effects to make a basic animation like a pro, it seems like magic Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the only love / hate relationship I have with after effects is the process to be able to export the project as a video, either in h.264 or another. I don't like depending on having Quicktime installed or relying on a media encoder to be able to export it, since many times the native processing queue of after does not allow h.264 to be selected and you have to resort to and open a media encoder and on a low-end PC it is the same as the death of the ram Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

encourage to try it, look for tutorials, buy plugins and you are going to love it forever, it will really open up a world of possibilities and ways to use it, configure your workspace to your liking within the interface and every day improve your work within the app Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have done personal and now professional university projects, I have animated vectors, I have made motion graphics and even simulate web designs with transitions made directly from after effects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Commercial Producer, Editor, Videographer, GFX artist, Promotions Producer
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What do you like best?

I love that you can switch between Premiere and After Effects, After effects gets easier and easier each year Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that sometimes a render file from after effects to Premiere will mess up sometimes and give me a error message, I want the interface to be more useful for beginners Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that Cimena 4d be explained better in the cloud suite, and a quicker render time would be awesome Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me accomplish complex GFX for my day to day work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I love the ability to edit active clips in premiere pro without disrupting your entire project! It is amazing!

I also love the warp stabilizer effect. In my opinion, the warp stabilizer in After Effects works way better than the warp stabilizer in Premier Pro. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes a while for After Effects to open. This just may be my computer, but it takes a couple minutes to open up! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving problems that Premiere pro can't! Specifically the warp stabilizer, which is what I mainly use After Effects for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

What I enjoy most about After Effects is how similar I find the controls and layout to other tools within the Adobe suite. I've always considered AfterEffects and a sort of fusion of Photoshop and Premiere, so for me, working with After Effects is a pretty intuitive application. Although I'm recently learning to work in other composition softwares that are node-based, the layer-based model in After Effects is a lot easier to wrap my head around. I know this has its disadvantages in comparison to the node style workflows, but for the type of projects I am usually working on, it's not really an issue. For less intricate comping and motion graphics, I think After Effects is the fastest tool for the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I've never thought the built in tracking tools inside After Effects were as strong compared to some other applications. This is an essential part of compositing and I really wish there was a more streamlined approach to this aspect of the workflow. If more reliable tracks were possible right out of the gate, the entire process would be sped up immensely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

After Effects is a tool that can be used to solve numerous creative tasks and problems. I think ultimately it comes down to user comfortability and preference when determining if After Effects is the best application to integrate into your workflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use After Effects for a number of different tasks. It could be anything from VFX shot cleanup and compositing elements into footage, or title animations and motion graphics. The potential that After Effects provides as a software really comes down to the imagination of the user. It's a powerful tool and in the hands of a creative, tech-savvy person can be used in numerous ways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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