I have Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 at the moment, but the effects are rather limited (but workable). I'm wondering about getting After Effects, but I want to know just how much more it can achieve that Premiere can't. These programs are expensive obviously.
Is it just easier or can you actually do more? I'm trying to do special effects such as green-screen, melting people, lasers, etc. I read that After Effects does animation, but I'm not sure if it means cartoonish or animation as in effects like I'm saying.
Finally, if I have both Premiere and After Effects, is it possible to merge them somehow? (share projects or import effects into Premiere)