|[December 17, 2012]
Professional Video Editing Just Got Better - Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Endorsed by twenty five thousand Facebook (News - Alert) fans, six industry awards and
thousands of new users through the trial download and active forum
Inc., (NADSAQ: ADSK) announced that the new Autodesk
Smoke 2013, professional video editing software is now shipping.
Autodesk (News - Alert) Smoke 2013, professional video editing software, offers editing and visual effects tools within a single, efficient timeline-based workflow. (Photo: Business Wire)
"The anticipation for Smoke, since its thrilling announcement at the
National Association of Broadcasters convention in Vegas in April, has
continued to build throughout the community of creative professionals.
As a leader in high-end effects and 3D, Autodesk is committed to making
that technology increasingly available to a new generation, and the new
Smoke is case in point. The Smoke team has fielded thousands of
inquiries and product recommendations in the process of developing Smoke
2013. I'm so excited to announce it's here," said Mark Strassman,
Autodesk Media & Entertainment vice president strategy and marketing.
Smoke 2013 is designed to meet the needs of professional editors working
in video production, corporate video, online video and other competitive
creative environments where productions require editing and effects. The
new Smoke offers editing and effects within a single, efficient
timeline-based workflow, a sleek user interface and runs on a wide
variety of Apple (News - Alert) MacBook Pro and Apple iMac computers. Extensive
customer research and feedback received during the pre-release trial
actively helped drive the product development. New features which grew
directly out of user recommendations include: ability to drag and drop a
clip from the source player into the timeline; ability to
expand/collapse the timeline FX pipeline area; and redesign and
streamlining of the UI and interface elements to speed up workflows.
New Smoke User Inerface (UI) - An intuitive all-in-one
creative workflow that combines track-based editorial,
industry-standard editing conventions and proven Autodesk creative
ConnectFX - Powerful node-based compositing inside the timeline
allows high-end effects and advanced compositing without leaving the
Creative Tools - A robust toolset with proven high-end
finishing tools, Action for true 3D compositing, the Colour Warper for
professional grading and color matching, the Master Keyer for
one-click chroma keying and stereoscopic 3D editing and effects
Flexible System Requirements - Runs on most Apple iMac and
MacBook Pro systems using high-bandwidth Thunderbolt storage and IO
bringing true high-end editing and effects to flexible desktop and
Autodesk revamped Smoke to address a growing niche for editors who need
to do more than just edit. In a recent survey of over 300 active users
of the trial download, over half of which were new to Smoke, many
respondents called out the benefits of having an all-in-one package that
integrates editing and effects. 51% called out ConnectFX as the top
feature and one remarked, "My favorite thing about the new Smoke is the
entire package as a whole. I think it's amazing that I can finally
afford such an awesome suite of tools." The Twittersphere has been
equally enthusiastic about connecting editing and effects: "Smoke 2013
is a phenomenal game changer. Loving the open sandbox creativity one can
explore with. #AutodeskSmoke," tweeted Deelan Sital of The PPC in the UK.
Pricing and Availability
Autodesk Smoke 2013 is now shipping at a price of $3,495* SRP per
license. For more detail, visit http://www.autodesk.com/smoke.
Join the Smoke Community
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Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries - including the last 17 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects - use Autodesk software to design, visualize and
simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD
software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio
of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional
information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
* U.S. pricing only. International pricing may vary.
Autodesk, AutoCAD and Smoke are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA
and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names,
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specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not
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© 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
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