Autodesk Smoke 2010 for Mac OS X is a (comparatively) cut-price, software-only editorial finishing tool and the first Autodesk finishing product designed to run on the Mac.
"The business of post production is evolving. Post production and broadcast facilities alike are seeking more affordable, integrated creative tools that can help them stand out from the crowd," said Stig Gruman, Autodesk vice president of digital entertainment. "Smoke 2010 on the Mac has been designed to help editors increase creative output, project quality and turnaround times. It brings production-proven finishing capabilities to the extremely talented community of artists already using the Mac in broadcast and post production."
Since the software's Inter BEE technology preview in Japan last month, the creative community has been anticipating the launch of this established editorial finishing offering for the Mac. As a software offering, Smoke easily integrates into existing Mac-based workflows using Final Cut Studio or Media Composer.
A Smoke 2010 for Mac OS X licence is available at a suggested retail price of _13,500. Autodesk Subscription is available for purchase simultaneously with the product licence for _1,800 per year. Autodesk's Subscription programme benefits include software extensions, version upgrades, product support as well as access to exclusive training materials. Smoke 2010 on Mac OS X is also available for a free 30-day trial download.