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Do I need After Effects CS5 for basic video editing
show user profile  GirishDJoshi

I have After Effects CS4 as of now. I have some hd videos from an outing and I want to edit them and create a video with colors and other simple effects. A bit of roto if needed.

Is there any need of CS5 for it. Or CS4 is good enough.

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Girish Joshi Photography

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12/30/2011 1:01:02 PM (last edit: 12/30/2011 1:01:02 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Download a trial and see for yourself.
CS3 to CS4 I believe was a relatively big interface change for the whole adobe package, but in general, as with all products coming out each year or so, there isn't so much difference between the 2 in a row

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12/30/2011 1:11:41 PM (last edit: 12/30/2011 1:11:41 PM)
show user profile  Pil
CS5 only runs on 64 bit if that makes any difference for you.

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12/30/2011 1:33:28 PM (last edit: 12/30/2011 1:33:28 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
It's got a roto brush :|

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Girish Joshi Photography

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1/3/2012 9:07:12 AM (last edit: 1/3/2012 9:07:12 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
your post title mentions you want basic video editing. well, any AE version does that, and does it very very well.


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1/3/2012 9:09:27 AM (last edit: 1/3/2012 9:09:27 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I always say everything beyond 3 minutes edit you better use something like premiere in combination

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1/3/2012 11:18:31 AM (last edit: 1/3/2012 11:18:31 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
2nd KB.
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1/3/2012 1:48:56 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 1:48:56 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi

I have a video am working on. It should overall be around 4-5 minutes or so. Landscapes, close ups, little macros etc.

It more like a learning for me.

So basically it would be,

- editing / clipping, keeping the necessary part of the video
- little bit of text + motion tracking
- color correction
- magic bullet, later on in the stage.
- basic roto, in the beginning.

Okay, so what do you think.

How does Premiere fit into this.

Kb - the snail updated video with the text on snail (if I remember correctly) what and how was it done.

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Girish Joshi Photography

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1/3/2012 2:02:09 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 2:04:03 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Edit in Editing app

THEN export only the shots that need VFX work. Do the VFX work in AE.

Bring back into Editing app.


(*Note: Work in uncompressed format for above...only compress on final output from edit app depending on needs)

(Note#2* IF by chance you use premiere,.....premiere and AE are integrated and can share timline data...etc. This makes it a bit easier.....but not too important for such a short piece)

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1/3/2012 2:12:14 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 2:12:14 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
Okay. But I don't have premiere. Should I be getting that for the editing part.

So, I have used Sony Vegas in the past...

Sony vegas to edit then export the clips as mov .. (am I right)
then in Ae do the vfx export them as mov's again
Back to Vegas, final export.

Am I right.

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Girish Joshi Photography

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1/3/2012 3:27:08 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 3:29:01 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
you are right

you certainly dont NEED premiere.

Just keep in mind when you export/reimport your Qtimes to not use any compression. (well...animation compressor would be fine).
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1/3/2012 3:39:09 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 3:39:09 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
Cool, thanks.

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Girish Joshi Photography

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1/3/2012 3:41:21 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 3:41:21 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Has anyone experienced any problems with importing straight Premiere project files into AE? When I did it a few times I got skipping.

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1/3/2012 4:08:40 PM (last edit: 1/3/2012 4:08:40 PM)
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