Adobe After Effects CC 2018 Review




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Adobe After Effects CC 2018 is a professional digital software package that is being used most commonly for applying visual effects, motion graphics, compositing and computer animation during the post-production process of movies and television programs. It is not only a useful video editor, but it also offers various functions for audio. It consists of a complex interface that is most appropriate for professional users, but beginners can also get to learn about its tools and options by viewing tutorials at the official website.

Adobe After Effects is a popular software used to create digital graphic effects. The software is the creation of Adobe Systems, and it was introduced more than two decades ago. As a professional graphics editing program, it is often used in film post-production, thanks to its robust editing features. Adobe After Effects is commonly used to add titles, animate 2D designs, and add special effects to a film or video. In fact, it can even be used in the creation of animations.

Some of the features available to users of this software include camera shake deblur, immersive VR effects, video tilting, and graphics, expanded text effects, and 3D rendering based on 4D Cinema technology. More recent versions of the software have extra features such as data-driven animation, VR transitions and effects, real-time playback., template sharing, character animation, touch-screen optimization, face tracking, and adjustable UI preferences. The professional graphics software has several other premium features, which make it the choice post-production graphics editing option for many people.

How to Download:
Before start using Adobe After Effects CC, you need to get registered first on Adobe website. You can install the software in free trial mode for 30 days or directly purchase its license at $19.99 per month. First you have to download its installer, known as Adobe Creative Cloud. Opening this installer will show you the list of all Adobe products and you can select this software to be installed. The installation of software will take a long time due to its various built-in tools and high quality graphics.

Adobe After Effects Features:
• Live 3D Pipeline.
• Refine Edge tool.
• Warp Stabilizer VFX.
• 3D Camera Tracker.
• Global Performance Cache.
• Optimized and accelerated.
• Pixel Motion Blur.
• Text and shape layers.
• Essential bundled software.
• Tools to mask, key, and rotoscope.

Adobe After Effects CC gives you the flexibility of capturing videos from any Adobe mobile app or computer software and then edit it for adding required effects. The created videos can run easily with the software regardless of their sizes. The video playback is not interrupted by any warnings or option panels. It also performs face tracking for making it easier to edit and apply effects on faces. It lets you deal with 2D and 3D objects in an efficient way. You can synchronize your video files on multiple devices.

It is a great tool for finalizing the captured videos by turning them into movies with the help of its editing tools. It lets you apply masks, use 3D layers, perform transformation and add many scripts in your project. It lets you apply various effects on audio and video such as blur, sharpen, Cinema 4D effect, distortion, matte & grain and expression controls. You can also add animations by tracking the motion, camera and mask. The available Window category lets you work in your personally preferred layout and environment.

For using Adobe After Effects CC you need to have minimum 5 GB of free hard disk space, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core2 Duo 64 bit processor, 10 GB disk space for cache images, monitor screen resolution of 1280×1080 pixels and OpenGL version 2.0 compatibility. It is only compatible with Windows Operating System so you must have Windows, 7, 8 or 10 for using its latest version.

Adobe After Effects CC is a guaranteed way of giving your captured videos a whole new form. With its wide range of options it is easy to apply any effect on your raw videos. It is a complete set of tools and tabs that are needed for creating an attract movie. Though its interface is not too friendly for beginners, but with some efforts you can become an expert. The software is worth giving a try for those are interested in video editing area.



  • New playback engine with real-time audio sync
  • Live 3D workflow with Cinema 4D
  • Adobe Media Encoder rendering
  • Pixel Motion Blur


  • Roundtrip Cineware workflow requires first exporting Cinema 4D file
  • Lacking many new features


Better performance - 9.9
Cineware 3D - 9.9