Craft compelling stories and deliver your best work faster with Autodesk Smoke 2012 professional video editing software:
- All-in-one editing and effects tools
Conforming, colour correction, paint, titling and 3D visual effects
- Works well with others
Import timelines from Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, or Avid® Media Composer® software, and native media formats without conversion
- 3D visual effects
Go beyond layer-based compositing with a true 3D creative environment integrated right into the editorial workflow
- Finish faster
Remove the need to bounce between separate applications to finish a job. Save time by using Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) processing and 64 bit, multi-core Macs.
- Stereoscopic 3D tools
Conform, edit, composite, and deliver stereoscopic 3D content.
Autodesk Smoke 2013, scheduled for release in December 2012, will give you even more powerful tools for professional editorial finishing on the Mac.
Tools that free your creativity
To meet client expectations, you need a modern pipeline for finishing that includes a broad range of creative services from basic editorial to complex visual effects. Smoke is a solution that lets your business grow as you move into the latest workflows – from finishing projects shot on high-res digital cameras to delivering cutting-edge stereoscopic 3D content. It gives you the tools to consistently deliver outstanding finished results that exceed expectations, helping you build a creative reputation that turns first time clients into repeat business.
All-in-One Editorial Finishing
Smoke gives you the familiar timeline workflow of a non-linear editor combined with powerful finishing tools all in a single application. With built-in support for colour correction, paint, keying, and advanced 3D compositing, you’ll be free to concentrate on delivering your best work - not managing labour-intensive workflows while moving between multiple applications and plug-ins.
Support for Native Media Formats
Concentrate on the creative work without wasting time worrying about media or format issues. Smoke integrates easily into your existing media workflow with support for common acquisition formats. When clients challenge you to deliver projects using high-res media, Smoke helps you move into uncompressed workflows with ease.
Powerful 3D Visual Effects
Smoke delivers a comprehensive 3D compositing toolset fully integrated into its editorial finishing workflow. In Smoke you have powerful compositing tools, ultra-realistic 3D lighting effects and streamlined integration with Autodesk animation software. Mix multi-resolution media layers and 3D geometry as you build more convincing composites and create stunning motion graphics using the in-built 3D tools.
Stereoscopic 3D Finishing
Out-of-the-box tools for finishing stereoscopic 3D (S3D) content enable you to meet even the most demanding of finishing workflows. Smoke's in-built tools for conforming, viewing, compositing and finishing S3D projects help you move into stereoscopic without having to add additional plug-ins or hardware.
Integration with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer
Smoke empowers your whole workflow process without trying to replace the tools you already use. Choose to start from scratch in Smoke or import projects and media from your existing creative editorial pipeline. With Smoke, you can conform entire timelines and supported native media and effects via XML and AAF from Apple® Final Cut Pro® and Avid® Media Composer® software. As a 64-bit native application on the Mac, Smoke runs on the same hardware that is already in place for creative editorial. Regardless of how your project starts, Smoke can help you finish it—faster.
Managed Media from Start to Finish
Smoke features built-in media management and productivity tools that help you work faster and collaborate more effectively. With Smoke, artists can work remotely between multiple workstations sharing a single set of project data over existing network connections. It means you’ll spend less time managing media and more time being creative.
For Autodesk® Smoke® 2012 software for Mac OS® X
- Apple® Mac® Pro: Original (3,1), Early 2008, Early 2009, Mid 2010
- Apple® MacBook® Pro: Mid 2010, Early 2011
- Apple® iMac®: Late 2009, Mid 2010, Mid 2011
- Apple® Mac® mini: Mid 2010
- Apple® Mac OS® X version 10.6.6, 10.6.7, 10.7.2 or 10.7.3
- 64-bit Intel® processor
- Refer to the Graphics Hardware wizard for a detailed list of supported graphics cards
- 4GB of RAM (8GB or more recommended)
- 3 GB free disk space for download and installation
- Minimum 1,440 x 900 display (1,920 x 1,200 or higher recommended)
- U.S. keyboard (US. Keyboard is required to properly map Smoke hotkeys)
- AJA® KONA, KONA 3G or IOxT Thunderbolt device for video I/O: Smoke® 2012 requires AJA® driver 10.1
- Wacom® Intuos Tablet: Intuos2, Intuos3, Intuos4 and Intuos5 USB models are supported.
It is important to choose the appropriate storage solution to help achieve sustained real-time playback. Please consult the pdf document below for guidelines on how to choose your storage solution when using Autodesk® Smoke® 2012 software.
Autodesk Smoke 2012 for Mac OS X Storage Guidelines