Autodesk Reveals Radically Redesigned Smoke 2013
"Time is not a renewable resource. A multi-application workflow with all the round-tripping is time that's taken away from being creative. With Smoke, you have all those tools in one place. You cannot underestimate the power of what we call 'the super app.' The idea of non-linear editing-centric visual effects is what we've all been crying out for for a decade. This version of Smoke is disruptive. This version of Smoke is going to be a change agent," said Chief Technology Officer and Industry Evangelist, Evan Schechtman of NY-based transmedia company @radical media.
To watch live streaming and on demand presentations from the Autodesk NAB booth, including Evan Schechtman's integrated Final Cut Pro X to Smoke workflow for Grey Goose vodka, visit http://area.autodesk.com/nab2012
--The Smoke User Interface (UI): An intuitive all-in-one creative workflow that combines track-based editorial, industry-standard editing conventions and proven Autodesk creative tools.
--ConnectFX: Powerful node-based compositing inside the timeline for high-end effects and advanced compositing without leaving the editorial environment.
--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.
--MediaHub: A modern approach to working natively with the most common formats that facilitates managing all project media from ingest to edit to effects and archiving.
--Lower System Requirements: Runs on the most recent generation of Apple iMac and MacBook Pro systems using high-bandwidth Thunderbolt storage and IO bringing true high-end video effects to flexible desktop and mobile workflows.
Pricing and Availability
Autodesk Smoke 2013 is anticipated to be available later this fall at a suggested retail price of $3,495 per license.*
Alfonso Cuarón with Debra Kaufman at Dream Vision Studios