updated 09:15 am EST, Fri November 20, 2009
High-end production suite making platform debut
Autodesk will soon launch a Mac version of Smoke, a demonstration at Japan's InterBEE expo confirms. The software is a high-end video production suite, costing approximately $15,000. It is capable not only of conventional editing tasks, but also handling audio, painting, text and various visual effects.
The Mac 2010 suite has been in beta for some time, but testers were reportedly subject to non-disclosure agreements. Features should include native 64-bit support, and in Smoke Advanced, batch procedural compositing. System requirements and a launch date for the software have yet to be announced.