Motion graphics is the animating of digital images to create new looks, sophisticated special effects, network logos and film-style title sequences. Adobe After Effects is the leading software application for creating motion graphics. After Effects is a dual-platform program used by major production departments and art houses, and taught in graphics design classes. Volume 2 focuses on how After Effects integrates with other programs vital to the motion graphics work-flow and technical details of preparing files for broadcast. It includes targeted chapters on subjects such as alpha channels, working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, type effects, keyframe assistants, expressions, audio, keying, time remapping, motion tracking and stabilization, integrating with non-linear editing systems and 3D applications, web graphics, interlaced video, 3:2 pulldown, luminance and IRE issues, working with NTSC, PAL, Widescreen, and HiDef video, film issues, and advanced rendering techniques. It also addresses functionality exclusively available in the Production Bundle of After Effects and popular plug-ins including Vector Paint and Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator.