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IBC 2012: Autodesk continues Smoke development, shows pre-release software

September 6, 2012
IBC 2012: Autodesk continues Smoke development, shows pre-release software
AMSTERDAM — Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) is at IBC with a pre-release trial of its Smoke 2013 professional video editing software. Smoke 2013 was announced earlier this year and the company has been closely collaborating with editors working in broadcast, cable and corporate video space to guide the development of the software. IBC marks the first public viewing of the pre-release trial Version 4. 

“Autodesk is experimenting with a bold development strategy for the new Smoke which features an extended pre-release trial that allows users time to test the software and contribute to the product design, and affords our developers the time to incorporate feedback to help improve the software,” explains Autodesk Media & Entertainment vice president, strategy and marketing, Mark Strassman. “The strategy is all about engaging the community and creating the best software possible. Involvement, excitement and constructive input have exceeded all our expectations.”

Smoke editing and VFX software for the Mac has been dramatically revamped, and integrates high-end effects tools within a standard nonlinear editing workflow. Pricing will be $3,495 when it ships later this year.

Smoke 2013 Pre-Release Trial 3 was made available for download on August 27. The newest version features numerous stability, feature and workflow enhancements, as well as several new features such as a new conform workflow, timeline search and ConnectFX functionality.