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Jan 18, 2006

Adobe Ships After Effects 7.0

Flexible Design Environment, High Fidelity OpenGL Support, Flash Video Export, and Professionally Designed Animation Presets Highlight Major Release

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 software, the industry standard tool for producing motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web.

Professionals can streamline their workflows to produce compelling content for any media with the new features packed in Adobe After Effects 7.0, including a re-designed, unified user interface, accelerated high-fidelity OpenGL 2.0 support, and the industry’s most comprehensive Flash Video (FLV) export capabilities. Adobe After Effects 7.0 is available as a stand-alone product or as part of Adobe Production Studio also announced today (see separate release).

“Adobe After Effects 7.0 meets the needs of the most demanding film and video professionals and allows creatives who are moving into time-based design to easily create compelling motion graphics and visual effects,” said Jim Guerard, vice president of product management, Web and Video Solutions for Adobe. “With this release, After Effects has extended its leadership role in motion graphics and visual effects, on both the Mac and Windows platforms.”

Flexible and Efficient Workflow

Adobe After Effects streamlines workflows and enhances overall productivity with a re-designed, unified user interface, featuring dockable panels. Users can eliminate overlapping windows and palettes, re-arrange panels, save custom workspaces, and control UI brightness. After Effects users can quickly create great-looking animations with hundreds of fully-customizable Animation and Behavior presets for animating text, effects, transitions, and backgrounds that can be accessed through Adobe Bridge, a full-featured file browser that can be launched independently. When used as component of the Adobe Production Studio, Adobe After Effects 7.0 provides access to Adobe Dynamic Link, a workflow enhancing technology that eliminates the need for the intermediate rendering of projects.

Expanded support for OpenGL 2.0 speeds production time by accelerating the on-screen rendering of 2D and 3D composites and delivering high fidelity support for blending modes, motion blur on 2D layers, anti-aliasing, track mattes and shadows.

Limitless Creative Control

Adobe After Effects 7.0 enables industry professionals to produce eye-catching motion graphics and sophisticated visual effects for delivery to virtually any media. The new Graph Editor makes it easy to create precise animations across multiple layers, allowing complete visual control over keyframe editing and easy synchronization of effects. New 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) color support in the Professional edition allows users to match the behavior of color and light to achieve a high degree of photo-realism by compositing in 32-bit-per channel floating-point color. In the Professional edition, Timewarp utilizes motion vectors to slow down or speed up footage with smooth, crisp results and minimal artifacts. Adobe After Effects 7.0 also introduces the availability to export Flash Video (FLV) files, offering new integration with Macromedia® Flash® for customers who produce video for use on the web.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe After Effects 7.0 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4, and Microsoft® Windows® XP is available immediately through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store . Estimated street prices for the full version are US$999 for the Professional edition and US$699 for the Standard edition. Upgrade pricing is estimated at US$199, and US$499 to upgrade from Standard to Professional edition. For more detailed information about new features, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com/aftereffects . Adobe After Effects Standard and Professional versions are also available as components in the Standard and Premium editions of Adobe Production Studio respectively.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com .

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