Adobe After Effect is a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud family. It is a high-end video editing software. It is more used for video editing in addition to visual effects like motion graphics, special effects, text effects, etc.
Difference between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects
|Adobe After Effects
||Adobe Premiere Pro
|This is one of the best programs for animators in the market. Creating animated characters and cartoons is easy with this software.
||This software only gives a basic level of animations
|Special effects such as outlines, explosions, and movement tracking can be created in After Effects software
||Adobe Premiere edits videos special effects facility is not available in this software.
|Video masking is possible in this software controls of this effect are much smoother
||Frame by Frame Video masking is not possible in this software
|Colour correction was introduced in After effects as its basic feature for its launch.
||The Colour correction feature was launched in the Pro version of Premiere software.
|High-end Text animation is possible in After Effects. It gives control over the single element of a piece of text.
||Text animation in the Premiere Pro is at the basic level
|After the effect is a visual effect software it is not meant for video editing
||A premiere is dedicated software for video editing.
|Due to its complex work, it’s tuff to learn After Effects.
||Premiere is easy to understanding layout, ideal for beginners.
|Due to the frame-by-frame effect, it is time-consuming.
||It consumes less time in comparison to After Effects.
|Colour grading and basic transitions effect are tuff to learn in this software.
||If you wish to learn color grading, and basic transitions effect it’s easy to learn for beginners in Premiere
|This software doesn’t facilitate audio editing.
||Premiere provides a high-level audio editing facility.
Minimum System Requirements
- The display should be a minimum of 1200 × 1080 Pixels
- Processor Multi-Core 64 bit
- RAM (Random Access Memory) must be a minimum of 8 GB
- 15 GB Space
- 2 GB Video RAM or Graphic Card.
- With these requirements you can run the software but if you wish to run the software at its full capacity so you need to have more capacity on your PC.
Recommended System Requirements
- The display requirements are 1920 × 1080 Pixels Full HD display
- The processor must be Ryzen 7 or 7, more than 4 core processor is recommended for running the software smoothly.
- RAM (Random Access Memory) recommended is 16 GB but with 32 GB RAM, the speed and the productivity of the system will increase.
- The recommended requirement of the hard disk is 64 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
- A dedicated 4GB Graphic Card is recommended for the software.
In this article, we will show you some aftereffect shortcut keys that will help you improve your experience and save you time so that you can complete your graphical project more quickly. For the time being, you can even save the shortcuts as PDF or Excel files for future reference.
Adobe After Effects Cheat Sheet
1.Timeline, Footage, Layers:
|CTRL + h
||Replace selected footage
|ALT + drag from Project window onto selected layer
||Replace source footage in layer
|ALT + click stopwatch
||Add or remove expression
|ALT + SHIFT + click property name
|CTRL + click triangle to left of name
||Expand child properties
||Go to layer in point
||Go to layer out point (not after the end of the layer, but BEFORE the LAST FRAME)
2.Preview (playback/transport controls):
||Play / Stop
|CONTROL + 0
|COMMAND + d
||Duplicate selected item
||Rename selected item
||Open selected item
|COMMAND + CONTROL + m
||Add to Render Queue
|COMMAND + OPTION + / (numpad slash)
|COMMAND + OPTION + SHIFT + s
||Increment and save
4.Composition Window Tools:
||Temporarily invoke Hand tool
|ALT + click zoom tool
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