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Autodesk Announces Smoke 2013 Extension 1

Improved functionality, greater flexibility and accelerated performance roll out in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 release.


Hot off two “Best in Show” awards at last month’s NAB Show, Autodesk  has announced that its Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 professional video editing software is expected to be available beginning May 29, 2013. As part of the product roadmap and influenced by extensive feedback from editors, the release will feature numerous enhancements to help improve functionality, add flexibility and increase speed.

Smoke 2013 Extension 1 allows editors to take advantage of more flexible hardware configurations with the addition of support for video I/O using Blackmagic Design Decklink cards and Ultra Studio Thunderbolt devices.

At NAB, Autodesk and Blackmagic Design announced a technology collaboration, and now just weeks later, the first outcome of the collaboration is available to customers. The Smoke 2013 Extension 1 release will introduce support for Blackmagic video IO devices: DeckLink (PCIe video boards); UltraStudio (Thunderbolt boxes) and the Intensity product line.

Smoke 2013 Extension 1 features an enhanced conform workflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X.

“Since launching Smoke 2013 in December, the Smoke development team has been forging full steam ahead with rapid and frequent iterations bringing new and improved functionality into the software,” said Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. “Community feedback has been tremendous, and with this Extension release, Smoke will now include two highly requested features – Blackmagic video card support and a powerful new set of trim tools.”

Editors can now work more quickly with Audio Gain animation curves directly in the timeline.

Key Features

  • New support forBlackmagic DeckLink, UltraStudio and Intensity series video IO devices
  • New Trim View andnew dynamic trimming tools for faster editing
  • New support for SonyRAWfootage from Sony F5 and F55 cameras
  • Improved conformworkflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X allows more accurate translation ofspeed changes and ability to conform ARRI Alexa ProRes files
  • Improved feedbackmechanisms help editors better track background processes, monitor rendersand identify errors
  • Improvedperformance in MediaHub when navigating large data sets
  • Improved 3Dcompositing performance in Action when working with 3D objects, shadersand textures

Editors can now make more precise timing decisions quickly with the new trim view in Smoke 2013 Extension 1.(Image courtesy of WTHR-TV)

Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 will be available to Autodesk Subscription customers later this month. New customers can purchase a standalone Smoke license for $3,495 with an additional $675 for Subscription. Join the tens of thousands of trial users by downloading the free Smoke 30-day trial. For product features and video tutorials, see the Smoke product center, join the Smoke community, visit the Smoke Learning Channel, follow #AutodeskSmoke on Twitter and like Smoke on Facebook.

Source: Autodesk

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.