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I need to make a small animation for a promotional video, with some company logos "flying in" from the edges of the screen. I don't see any way to do this in Final Cut Express (3.5.1), so my options as I see it are...
...Use Keynote or PowerPoint and export to QuickTime and then import that in FCE ("tried and true" method -- done it before -- but not quite the level of control I want for this project)

...Manually animate it using frames and layers in a Photoshop CS3 Extended project (time consuming).

...Buy a software suite that is intended for this purpose.

I will be making enough money on this promo video that I can afford to put some of it back out in software (which would be useful for future projects). If I buy software, which is best for the purpose?
-Shake
-Motion
-Final Cut Pro
... and would either Shake or Motion run on a first-gen MacBook (2 GHz Core Duo)?
...a different software title?
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adobe flash.
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Yep Flash is good for that, or After Affects i think, i have both but don't really use them.

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After Effects is the best tool for this.

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I currently have CS3 Web Premium. Is there a way to "upgrade" and add After Effects CS3 or is it going to run me $1000 for the full version?
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I don't think you can upgrade to the Production Premium version without having that one before. I will look more on the website for that though, and by the way does anyone know of a website that i can get free tutorials for after effects 6.5?

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does anyone know of a website that i can get free tutorials for after effects 6.5?
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I noticed you mentioned Shake, which would probably be overkill, but still, if you're prepared to put the time in and learn how to use it you can get some amazing results (giant gorillas and transforming cars and such). I wouldn't say it's right for this project, but it's so cheap now you might want to get it anyway (although I believe Apple are working on an entirely new replacement...).

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