Autodesk ( has introduced Autodesk Smoke 2013 video editing software, a completely redesigned and repackaged version of the all-in-one video editing and visual effects tool for the Mac. It features a unified creative workflow that brings powerful node-based compositing right in the timeline at a new price of US$3,495 per license, says Marc Petit, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment.

The new all-in-one Smoke, with its unified editing and effects workflow, can help editors simplify their workflow, centrally manage their media, work interactively with high-res media throughout their projects and deliver high-end content, he adds. Petit lists the following as key features:

° The Smoke user interface, which combines track-based editorial, industry-standard editing conventions and Autodesk creative tools;

° ConnectFX: node-based compositing inside the timeline for high-end effects and advanced compositing without leaving the editorial environment;

° A toolset with proven high-end finishing tools, Action for true 3D compositing, the Colour Warper for professional grading and color matching, the Master Keyer for one-click chroma keying and stereoscopic 3D editing and effects;

° MediaHub: A modern approach to working natively with the most common formats that facilitates managing all project media from ingest to edit to effects and archiving.

Smoke 2013 rns on the most recent generation of Apple iMac and MacBook Pro systems using high-bandwidth Thunderbolt storage and IO.