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Autodesk Smoke 2013 Pre-Release Trial Attracts Thousands of Video Editors

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Smoke 2013’s new timeline workflow includes a familiar track-based editing environment combined with essential tools for color correction, motion graphics and visual effects. (Image courtesy of Delicious Edit).
Autodesk is showing off the latest version of its Smoke 2013 professional video editing software pre-release trial at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam this week. Since announcing the new version Smoke earlier this year, Autodesk has been closely collaborating with thousands of editors working in broadcast, cable and corporate video to guide the development of the software. IBC will be 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,” explained Mark Strassman, Autodesk Media & Entertainment’s vice president strategy and marketing. “The strategy is all about engaging the community and creating the best software possible. Involvement, excitement and constructive input have exceeded all our expectations.”

The redesigned Smoke video editing and visual effects software for the Mac integrates high-end effects tools within a standard nonlinear editing workflow at a cost of $3,495. Since making a huge splash at NAB 2012, thousands of video editors from around the world have downloaded the software, contributed valuable feedback, attended training events and “liked” Autodesk Smoke on Facebook.

Autodesk Smoke 2013 Pre-Release Trial 3 was made available for download on Aug. 27. The newest version features numerous stability and workflow enhancements as well as several new features – a new conform workflow, timeline search and ConnectFX functionality. Autodesk expects Smoke 2013 will be available later this year.

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