Autodesk ships Smoke 2013

Autodesk has begun shipping the Autodesk Smoke 2013 (opens in new tab) professional video editing software.

Smoke 2013 offers editing and effects within a single, efficient timeline-based workflow and a sleek user interface. The software runs on a wide variety of Apple MacBook Pro and Apple iMac computers.

Extensive customer research and feedback received during the pre-release trial actively helped drive the product development. New features that grew directly out of user recommendations include: ability to drag and drop a clip from the source player into the timeline; ability to expand/collapse the timeline FX pipeline area; and a redesigned, streamlined of the UI and interface elements to speed up workflows.

Key features include:

  • New Smoke user interface (UI)
  • ConnectFX—node-based compositing inside the timeline;
  • A robust toolset with high-end finishing tools;
  • Flexible system requirements—runs on most Apple iMac and MacBook Pro systems using high-bandwidth Thunderbolt storage and I/O bringing high-end editing.