Adobe After Effects CC

Adobe After Effects CC 16.0

A media editor and effects suite with advanced functions and features
4.0  (24 votes)
16.0.1 (See all)

Adobe After Effects is an application dealing with digital visual effects, motion graphics and compositing application. It's a professional suite that helps both professionals and enthusiasts create convincing high quality effects in their videos and animated projects.

It should be mentioned that the program is in no way friendly to newcomers, and mastering it takes a great deal of learning and practice. Even the interface will be totally confusing to people who have never used After Effects or been taught how to use them. But once you get the hang of it, Adobe After Effects will let you create motion graphics and visual effects possible without professional hardware and access to top-notch technology. The layered working design makes it possible to completely control the editing process and work with any and all files and their parts. However, complex work with large quantities of files is also possible.

You will be able to animate, edit and compose various types media, mostly video and audio, in 2D or 3D. There are various tools for working with files, among them are not only basic cropping, cutting, joining, silencing, amplifying, combining and subtitle adding features,but some of the more advanced instruments making it possible to seriously enhance or modify the media.

Adobe After Effects also supports numerous plugins that extend its functionality. It's one of the most feature-rich editors and effects programs in existence. It even integrates with other Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Encore and Flash. This program is a good choice if you want quality in the video you make.

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Review summary


  • Great deal of effects
  • Compatibility with other Adobe products
  • Support for various plugins
  • Stable work


  • Not easy to master
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