The post-production software that allows you to apply visual effects and animate elements to your previously edited video. It’s easy to use and features many different built-in tools. On top of all the functionality, it’s also possible to use plug-ins from simple color presets to advanced lighting effects.
And as always, one of the biggest advantages of Adobe products is that it integrates with other programs like Premier Pro and Photoshop, as well as third party software.
The alternative we would like to recommend is:
Blender was first used as an in-house tool, developed by Dutch animation studio’s NeoGeo and Not A Number Technologies (NaN). After NaN went bankrupt, it was released as open source with the help of crowdfunding.
The open source project is now a free and complete package for professionals. As part of that package, it features a fully functional (non-linear) video-editor. This means it allows for adding simple effects like transitions, text and adjusting colors.
But it’s way more than that. As an alternative to After Effects, it can be used for visual effects, motion graphics and compositing. And the possibility to create animated films using 3D-modeling, animating and physics simulation opens really makes it a worthy opponent. It even features an integrated game engine, allowing you to create your own games.