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Premiere CS5 or Adobe After Effects CS5
show user profile  zeefusion
My company is looking to purchase either Premiere CS5 or Adobe After Effects CS5.

I have always thought that:

After Effects – Designed for video compositing
Premiere Pro – Designed for video editing

Can Premiere pro do basic compositing? Ie add render elements? I know After Effects would be the obvious choice but it comes down to cost and if Premiere can do composting of layers and masks then I will suggest that.

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6/10/2011 10:10:11 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 10:12:32 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
No I don't think it can. Compositing usually require a lot of layers. Premiere is designed to ony have to (called Video Tracks) but you can add more. But I don't think that the workflow cut's it. I'm not even sure it has got Blending Modes between Video Tracks.

Edit: BUT you can use Composite (comes with 3ds max 2011-2012 for free) and then use Premiere to add the sequences together to a movie.

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6/10/2011 10:30:15 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 10:32:20 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Later versions of Premiere Pro have blending modes. I have no idea how good they are for compositing.

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WSa41b87baf39dd9b07e3480c31221838a260-8000.html


I would suggest, download the 30 day trial and see for yourself. I hate premiere very much. I've been using it for a decade. I'm not an expert with it at all, but I hate it very much.



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6/10/2011 10:44:11 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 10:45:43 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I don't like Premiere either but our sister company is also looking at buying and they favour Premiere. They generally have the final say, but I am trying to convince otherwise.
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6/10/2011 10:56:26 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 10:56:26 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Get both!



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6/10/2011 11:06:01 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 11:06:01 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Yeah unfortunately my company is not that generous
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6/10/2011 11:07:33 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 11:07:33 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Why hate Premiere?

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6/10/2011 11:21:37 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 11:21:37 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Because it has had some of the same problems for years and years. Working with animation paths, for example, is not easy in the stupid little window they give you to use.



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6/10/2011 11:25:38 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 11:25:38 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
They`re not that expensive really! Definitely completely different, trying to edit in AE is pointless, trying to comp in Premiere i`d imagine is equally silly.

Why not try out Lightworks ( link ) as an edit tool - it`s compatible with Premier/AfterEffects etc, supports plugins as well as Premier plugins, has been used for several movies, probably a similar workflow/feature-set to Premier, and is now free/opensource. In which case you`d just need AE..



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6/10/2011 11:52:07 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 11:52:07 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
:o Cool, I will check it out thanks Dave
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6/10/2011 1:55:45 PM (last edit: 6/10/2011 1:55:45 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
'Bout as different as Photoshop & Illustrator.........theres a bit over overlap.....but really totally different programs.
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6/10/2011 1:57:24 PM (last edit: 6/10/2011 1:57:24 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
OMG, just got CS5.5 in the post and tried to install on Windows XP and its not supported :(

Adobe have confirmed that some of their products no longer support windows XP. They didn't tell me that when I placed the order!

So no I cant order any video editing software because my company is on XP. Adobe must be loosing customers because of this.
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7/18/2011 5:21:20 PM (last edit: 7/18/2011 5:22:06 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
hmm....it does say right there on Adobe's site that it requires Vista or Win 7,..64-bit only.

That aside though,....dude...sorry to hear that. Are they gonna let you return it?...or help in any way?
At one point I bought an upgrade,...that turned out not to work because it wouldnt upgrade individually purchased products.....and they sorted it out for me.

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7/18/2011 5:34:23 PM (last edit: 7/18/2011 5:34:23 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
Premiere can do blending modes and overlays and masks but I wouldnt advice it to do compositing.
AND if you do videos larger then 3minutes, go for both anyway.

There's not really a choice between the 2 really as Jim suggested. They're complentary to each other.

About being generous, if you take a production suite, the price is very reasonable per package.
And you're propably using photoshop or illustrator anyway, and rest comes as a bonus.

If you allready own a photoshoplicence, talk to adobe, they might work something out for you.




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7/18/2011 5:38:09 PM (last edit: 7/18/2011 5:38:09 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I guess I still see Win XP as main stream, I ordered over the Phone so didn't get told any info about OS. Its cool though as they accepted the return.

We have the design premium suite, and only recently started doing animations. As we have no immediate plans to upgrade our OS, not sure what options I have for compositing the animation :/
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7/18/2011 5:58:35 PM (last edit: 7/18/2011 5:58:35 PM)
 
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