Autodesk ha announced Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 professional video editing software, which is due to ship May 29. The upgrade will feature enhancements to help improve functionality, add flexibility and increase speed.
The Smoke 2013 Extension 1 release will introduce support for Blackmagic video IO devices: DeckLink (PCIe video boards); UltraStudio (Thunderbolt boxes) and the Intensity product line. Other new features and improvements include:
Trim View and new dynamic trimming tools for faster editing
° Support for SonyRAW footage from Sony F5 and F55 cameras;
° Improved conform workflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X allows more accurate translation of speed changes and ability to conform ARRI Alexa ProRes files;
° Improved feedback mechanisms to help editors better track background processes, monitor renders and identify errors;
° Improved performance in MediaHub when navigating large data sets;
° Improved 3D compositing performance in Action when working with 3D objects, shaders and texture.
Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 will be available to Autodesk Subscription customers later this month. New customers can purchase a standalone Smoke license for $3,495 with an additional $675 for a subscription. A 30-day demo is available for download; go to www.autodesk.com for more information.