Autodesk announced that a pre-release version of its new Autodesk Smoke 2013 video editing and visual effects system for the Mac, is now available as a free trial download. (http://www.autodesk.com/smoke-trial).
Smoke 2013 video editing software was introduced at NAB in Las Vegas to standing room only crowds at the Autodesk booth. At least 3,000 people pre-registered for the pre-release trial during the show with a steady 1,000 more registrations per week since its debut.
“The decision to radically redesign Smoke grew out of customer feedback and market research, in which the user community identified improved postproduction workflows and pipeline efficiency as vital to their business,” said Marc Petit, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. “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.”
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. The company plans to ship the software in September for $3,495.