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Review: Autodesk’s Smoke 2015

By Chris Hengeveld

The newly released Smoke 2015, which had been a long time coming, has been shipping since May of this year. The current release includes Service Pack 1, which adds some engineering updates. As Autodesk often releases updates around NAB and IBC, look for some software improvements to be released mid-September.

Many changes have been made to the application itself, the supported hardware platform and the purchasing model. The application now has many of the new features that had been added to Autodesk Flame during the interim. A new pricing model is being offered to add flexibility for customers needs. Smoke 2015 is not a radical departure from the 2013 release, but it does build upon the previous version in hardware compatibility, software stability and feature set. Software capabilities continued to be developed along with Autodesk Flame until it was released this year.

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Tool Chat: Autodesk’s Heather McDiarmid

By Randi Altman

If you had five minutes in a room with the makers of your favorite post production tool, what would you ask? That is the basis of our new semi-regular offering here at postPerspective. We throw a variety of questions — some our own and others submitted by pros out there in the community — at product manufacturers. This time we checked in with Autodesk’s product marketing manager, creative finishing, Heather McDiarmid.

While Autodesk is a public company and therefore cannot share specific information about upcoming products, we had to keep our questions about trends and how they as a company go about delivering products users in the real world need and want.

4K was all over NAB this year, along with rumblings of HDR. How is Autodesk adapting Continue reading