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Video effects tools

Smoke® software combines proven video effects tools and familiar video editing workflows to provide a powerful post-production solution.

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    3D visual effects tools

  • 3D tracking

    Analyze source footage to reproduce original camera movement and realistically composite elements into your shots.

  • Matchbox Timeline FX

    Access, build, and apply custom shaders and transitions using the powerful Matchbox GLSL shader creation tool, now available as a Timeline FX.

  • Sparks compatibility

    Apply a variety of third-party plug-in effects to your projects—from blurs and distortions, to lighting and transitions.

  • ConnectFX node-based compositing

    Change the way you approach editing effects with a powerful node-based compositing environment accessible directly from the timeline.

  • Powerful compositing in Action

    Go beyond 2D layer-based effects with Action, a true 3D compositing environment within the video editing timeline.

  • 3D text and geometry

    Import 3D geometry and create dynamic 3D titles with bevels, textures, and per-character animation controls.

  • 3D workflow with Maya

    With support for the FBX asset exchange and Alembic open interchange formats, Smoke can integrate true 3D geometry directly into composites.

    Video editing timeline

  • Dual monitor support New

    Take advantage of multiple monitor support to work in a more traditional editorial configuration.

  • Media panel viewing options New

    Visually review clips in the Media Panel to assess shots and judge takes.

  • Accelerated and optimized performance New

    Work quickly with increased interactivity, easier navigation of large media folders, and improved performance when working with 3D scenes.

  • Effects tools where you need them

    Timeline FX brings new effects tools, enhanced rendering performance, and the ability to reorder effects without leaving the video editing timeline.

  • Timeline-based creative workflow

    Get started quickly with a familiar and intuitive editorial timeline workflow.

  • Dynamic trimming

    Tell your story more easily with dynamic trimming tools that adjust timing and timeline navigation. Make precise timing decisions visually with Trim View.

  • Segment-based LUT editor

    Apply LUTS, color transforms, and color space conversions to timeline segments or groups of segments in the timeline using the LUT Editor.

  • Customizable UI and project setup

    A flexible UI is optimized for fast navigation in media, editing, and import workflows.

  • Create your own keyboard shortcuts

    Customize your keyboard shortcuts in Smoke or use the industry-standard keyboard shortcut layout based on Apple Final Cut Pro to navigate video editing timelines quickly.

    Video effects workflow

  • Export enhancements New

    Smoke now gives you more options when exporting sequences.

  • Support for the new Mac Pro

    Accelerate your effects workflow with support for the new Apple Mac Pro and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and take full advantage of the power of Smoke.

  • Smoke and FCP X: better integration

    An enhanced XML workflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X makes it easier to move between editing and effects.

  • Blackmagic Design card and device support

    Take advantage of more flexible hardware configurations with the addition of support for video I/O using Blackmagic Design cards and devices.

  • MediaHub workflow

    MediaHub offers a flexible and intuitive way to manage the media in your project—from conform to edit to effects and archiving.

  • Support for native media formats

    Work quickly with native media files without needing to convert to an intermediate format.