ACTION ESSENTIALS 2
High Definition Pre-Keyed Action Stock Footage
HD Resolution
1280x720 Pixels
Film Resolution
2048x1152 Pixels
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PRODUCT FEATURES:
Action stock footage for Visual FX & Motion Graphics
FEATURING:
• 20 Categories of FX
• 500 Pre-Keyed High Definition Elements
• Available in 2 Versions: 2K and 720p
• 60 Minutes of After Effects Training
• 20 Bonus Action Sound FX
• Detailed Video Thumbnails
• Over 90% Live Action Footage

What is Action Essentials 2?
Action Essentials 2 is a collection of stock footage elements for compositing. Ideal for visual effects & motion graphics.

Pre-Keyed Stock Footage:
Built-In Alpha channels for faster compositing

No complicated Keying with these clips! Just place an element over your footage and the background has built-in transparency.

• Saves time while compositing
• More freedom to experiment


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2 VERSIONS AVAILABLE:
Same Elements, Same Content, 2 Resolutions!
2K Film Resolution: [ 2048 x 1152 ]
The massive 2K version offers the most freedom for compositors with over 2.5X more resolution in each element. Whether you are working with in HD or plan to in the future, this collection offers the versatility and resolution needs of tomorrow. Plus a pretty sweet box!


720p High Definition: [ 1280 X 720 ] The 720p Version is ideal for SD and 720p work but many of the elements work great with 1080i projects as well. Especially effects like muzzle flashes and bullet holes, which are generally smaller in the frame.
UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES:
Mix & match elements for intense composites
LAYERING ACTION ESSENTIALS 2:
Elements built for compositing
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EXCITING MOTION GRAPHICS!
Action Essentials offers a new dimension of motion design
Better Motion Graphics!
Action Essentials offer the unique ability to bring real life phenomena into your motion design work. Create unexpected visuals such as liquid-fire, and impress your viewers with exciting designs. With over 500 elements, you have the freedom to be creative!
Use Action Elements for:
• Promo Videos
• Trailers
• DVD Menus
60 MINUTES OF TRAINING
Intense Compositing with Action Essentials 2
Topics Covered:
• Using Elements in AE, Premiere & Vegas Video
• Compositing Muzzle Flashes with Shell Casing
• Building Collapse Scene with Sparks & Debris
• Street Explosion with Fireball, Glass & Dust Elements

Tutorials Hosted By: Andrew Kramer
COMPATIBILITY & SPECIFICATIONS:
Mac & PC Compatible
FORMAT INFORMATION: 2K & 720p
Main Video Format: QuickTime RGB + Alpha, Video Codec: PNG
Video Previews: QuickTime MP4, 480 x 360
Sound FX: WAV Format

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY:
After Effects 6.5, 7, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
Final Cut Studio
Premiere & Premiere Elements
Vegas Video
Other QuickTime based video software
2K VERSION AVAILABLE ON DVD ONLY:
Due to the massive size of this collection, we are currently offering a DVD Version Only. The 2K version contains over 32 GBs of data and the 720p has over 13 GBs as well.
DOWNLOADABLE STARTER PACK:
Customers that purchase Action Essentials will receive a free downloadable starter kit. This mini-collection contains several elements from each category and a video tutorials so you can get a jump-start while waiting for your DVD's.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What elements are CG?
CG Elements are computer generated elements that provide difficult or impossible things to capture & key such as small debris, bullet shell casing, Ground Cracks and a few others.

Are the elements slow motion?
Over 50% of the elements are shot high speed at 50-120 frames per second.

Can I buy the 720p Version and Upgrade Later?
In order to maintain the value of both products we do not have an upgrade pathway.

How long are the elements?
Elements are anywhere from 1-25 seconds long. Short spark hits can be only 30 frames long while smoke & fire elements are as long as 500 frames.

What happened to Action Movie Essentials 1?
Action Essentials 2 offers everything and more plus High Definition. The quality and value of this products eliminates the need to offer the older version.

Is it possible to loop elements to make them longer?
Many of the elements like Fire & Atmosphere can be looped by fading the clips together over time. Of course those clips are generally 20-25 seconds to begin with, which is much longer than most visual effects shots.

Can I down-convert the 2K files to 720p to use as proxies?
Yes. In fact we have included a special After Effects CS3 project file that is pre-setup to automatically do this for you. Just hit render and the 720p files will be created. These are great for proxies and working on lower resolution projects.