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IBC2013: Smoke gets Blackmagic card support

IBC2013: Smoke gets Blackmagic card support
David Wood
14 September 2013

Autodesk has announced that the latest version of Smoke 2013 will now include support for Blackmagic video IO devices, new trimming tools for faster editing and more support for 4K workflows.

“In this extension release Smoke will now include two highly requested features – Blackmagic video card support and a powerful new set of trim tools,” said Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment.

The software will now support DeckLink (PCIe video boards, UltraStudio (Thunderbolt boxes) and the Intensity product line.

Smoke 2013 also offers support for SonyRAW footage from the F5 and F55 cameras as well as improved 4K Arri workflows.

Autodesk is also offering a 20% reduction on new Flame seats until the end of October.

Autodesk has also revealed the new capabilities of its latest Flame Premium 2014 software release at IBC.

The latest version will combine the capabilities of Autodesk Flame 2013 20th Anniversary Edition software, Autodesk Smoke Advanced software and Autodesk Lustre software in a new workflow that integrates visual effects and editorial finishing.

Autodesk Flame Premium 2014 also features new 3D visual effects creation tools, a graphics processing unit (GPU) pipeline that extends across the application, and enhanced real-time color grading tools.

Autodesk was also showcasing its pay as you go option for design and creation suites including Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and the new Autodesk Maya LT aimed at mobile gaming will be available from 16 September. 

Customers will be able to purchase access to a range of Autodesk desktop software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, in addition to traditional licenses.

Autodesk’s entertainment industry manager Maurice Patel said that the new options would enable customers to scale up and down their licences for effects software as dictated by the peaks and troughs of production cycles.

For smaller businesses and start ups the cost of perpetual licences can be prohibitive as cash flow is very important, said Autodesk’s senior manager, Worldwide Field Marketing Nick Manning.

“It’s particularly useful for Maya LT users, who can now rent on a monthly basis as and when they need it.”

Also at IBC Autodesk is announcing the winner of its inaugural Flame Awards, designed to celebrate outstanding creative work.

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