Autodesk announced that its Smoke 2013 Extension 1 video editing software is expected to be available beginning May 29. Influenced by extensive feedback from editors, the release will feature numerous enhancements to help improve functionality, add flexibility and increase speed.
At NAB, Autodesk and Blackmagic Design announced a technology collaboration. The Smoke 2013 Extension 1 release will introduce support for Blackmagic video IO devices, including DeckLink (PCIe video boards), UltraStudio (Thunderbolt boxes) and the Intensity product line.
“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 and 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.”
The new version also adds support for Sony RAW footage from Sony F5 and F55 cameras as well as an improved conform workflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X that allows more accurate translation of speed changes and the ability to conform ARRI Alexa ProRes files.