Animation and motion graphics software are packages that can create visual assets from scratch, can composite those assets with other visual assets from outside sources together on screen, and change parameters of those assets over time to create a final animated video product.
It's time to take another look under the hood of the next generation of processing for video. Hardware acceleration for video editing has changed greatly in the past year. Not only is the new processing faster, some newer software demands you upgrade your system.
Video creation is sometimes a singular business, but video producers are a social lot who work and play in many areas of video production and love to share their stories. This column introduces you to your fellow video producers.