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Autodesk Releases Extension 2 for Flame & Flame Premium

New extension release integrates customer feedback into product development to optimize high-end visual effects and editing workflow.

Autodesk announced the latest extension release for Flame 20th Anniversary Edition Software -- a major redesign of its premier VFX software that is a part of Autodesk Flame Premium 2013. Extension 2 includes new features and performance enhancements based on customer feedback. Available to current users with active subscription contracts, these enhancements refine the high-end visual effects and finishing workflow, accelerating production and enabling greater creativity.

Key feature and performance enhancements in the extension include:

Support for Apple ProRes - Natively decode ProRes files on a local workstation in Flame and Flame Premium

Support for 16-bit DPX workflows - Bring 16-bit integer files like the Academy Density Exchange Encoding (ADX) 16-bit log DPX files and promote them to 16-bit floating point linear on the fly

Clip Reveal and Clip Protect - Quickly and easily identify clips in the timeline and lock Media Library clips from editing

User-driven project saving - Manually save projects at any time

Preserve handles when matching a timeline source - Match a timeline source and preserve trimming operations

Explicit YUV Headroom - Include YUV headroom when importing and exporting YUV media files

Accelerated browsing in MediaHub -- Move seamlessly between media and finishing tools

Improved library memory management - Optimize and manage memory performance; Close unused libraries to release memory for other purposes

Faster DNxHD in MXF File Export

The extension also features a number of other desktop, snapshot and player enhancements. For more information visit the Flame Premium product center, join the Flame Community on AREA or visit the Autodesk Facebook page.

Extension 2 is anticipated to be available to subscription customers on December 17, 2012. Current subscription customers will be able to download the applicable extension for the licensed 2013 software when available.

Source: Autodesk

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