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Autodesk Announces Free Trial for Smoke 2013

Autodesk announced that its Smoke 2013 video editing software is now available as a free trial download.

Press release from Autodesk:

SAN RAFAEL, CA -- Autodesk announced that its Autodesk Smoke 2013 video editing software, a completely redesigned and repackaged pre-release version of the all-in-one video editing and visual effects tool for the Mac, is now available as a free trial download.

In mid-April, Smoke 2013 video editing software was introduced at NAB in Las Vegas to standing room-only crowds at the Autodesk booth and internationally, via social media and the AREA Virtual NAB. The excitement for Smoke from creative editors, journalists, bloggers and people across the industry has been palpable. At least 3,000 people pre-registered for the pre-release trial during NAB with a steady 1,000 more registrations per week since its debut. In addition to the extremely positive public response, Smoke 2013 has garnered six NAB 2012 awards to date: the Videomaker Best of NAB 2012 Spotlight Award; the TV Technology 2012 STAR Award; Post Picks, Coolest Gear from NAB 2012; the CGW Silver Edge Award; the 2012 Digital Video Black Diamond Award; and Creative COW Blue Ribbon Award for Best of Show.

"The decision to radically redesign Smoke grew out of customer feedback and market research, in which the user community identified improved post production workflows and pipeline efficiency as vital to their business. Since the debut, the Smoke design team has continued to innovate and enhance this groundbreaking software. The three-month pre-release trial period will afford users the opportunity to not only experiment with the unified editing and effects workflow, but also to provide additional feedback to our developers. NAB was just the beginning," said Marc Petit, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment.

Smoke can help editors simplify workflow, centrally manage media, work interactively with high-res media throughout projects and deliver high-end content on the most recent generation of Apple iMac and MacBook Pro systems. Autodesk anticipates Smoke 2013 will launch September 2012 for $3,495 MSRP per license. (U.S. pricing only. International pricing may vary.)

Key Features

  • The Smoke UserInterface (UI) -- An intuitive all-in-one creative workflowthat combines track-based editorial, industry-standard editing conventionsand proven Autodesk creative tools ConnectFX -- Powerful node-based compositing inside the timelinefor high-end effects and advanced compositing without leaving theeditorial environment
  • Creative Tools -- A robusttoolset with proven high-end finishing tools, Action for true 3Dcompositing, the Colour Warper for professional grading and colormatching, the Master Keyer for one-click chroma keying and stereoscopic 3Dediting and effects
  • MediaHub -- A modernapproach to working natively with common formats that facilitates managingall project media from ingest to edit to effects and archiving
  • FlexibleSystem Requirements -- Runs on most Apple iMac and MacBook Prosystems using high-bandwidth Thunderbolt storage and IO bringing truehigh-end video effects to flexible desktop and mobile workflows

Get Connected For more information about Autodesk Smoke 2013 Mac video editing software, visit or the YouTube Smoke Learning Channel for helpful tutorials To view videos, read blogs, download the trial and join the feedback community, "Like" the Autodesk Smoke Facebook site, follow @Autodesk_ME and join the conversation on Twitter #AutodeskSmoke.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.