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Adobe announces After Effects 6.5

updated 02:45 am EDT, Mon April 19, 2004

Adobe After Effects 6.5

Adobe today announced , a new version of its motion graphics and visual effects software. Version 6.5 offers Animation Presets, an advanced clone tool, and tighter integration with the other Adobe video products as well as one-click tools (Auto Color, Auto Levels, Auto Contrast, and Shadow/Highlight) and Synthetic's Color Finesse, a professional 32-bit floating point color correction system. After Effects 6.5 Professional also adds three grain management tools, brings improved motion tracking, and adds new scripting support. Both Standard ($600) and Professional ($1000) are due in the second quarter of 2004. Upgrades are $100.

by MacNN Staff





  1. HeatherEcsedi

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Chances are

    This is probably one of the last updates Adobe will ever release for the Mac. With Apple offering new tools for the Mac platform, I would not be surprised to see Adobe drop After Effects some time in the future just like they did with Premiere.

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It is obvious. Just look at the packaging. Why would Adobe _NOT_ update AE 6.5's fonts to sans serif? It has retained the old typeface. This is just too obvious.

  1. digitalrhino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Chances are

    There are BIG differences between the situation with AE and Premiere. AE is a leading program in motion graphics with a very large entrenched user base. Premiere had not been a leading program for many, many years by the time Adobe ditched it, and was so far from proffesional level that it was something of a standing joke among editors used to Avids or Quantel systems, even Media 100s level it.

  1. noverflow

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Anyone who uses after effects, knows that motion is not a direct competitor. Where is the z space in motion.. its not there. Is motion meant for detailed chroma key? no.

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