Change the way you approach editing effects with a powerful node-based compositing environment accessible directly from the timeline.
With ConnectFX, editors have a customizable palette of visual effects tools for simple transformations, advanced 3D compositing, and plug-in type effects. Move quickly from the timeline to ConnectFX using any segment, adjustment layer, or group of segments, and Smoke will build a node graph representing effects that have already been started in the timeline.
With source timeline view in ConnectFX, editors can now see source clips as a timeline within ConnectFX. This capability makes it possible to adjust the order of segments using trimming and editing controls, add transitions, and apply additional timeline FX to segments without leaving the ConnectFX environment.
Improved context viewing enables editors to define up to 10 context views while working in ConnectFX, allowing for faster navigation of complex schematics. Assign views through contextual menus, directly in the ConnectFX UI, or from keyboard hotkeys.
With the on-demand proxy workflow, generate proxies on a clip-by-clip basis, so it’s easier to maintain performance when working on complex projects that include select high-resolution media. In a complex composite, you can choose to create proxies on scrub, which can significantly increase interactivity on heavy ConnectFX composites.
Go beyond 2D layer-based effects with Action, a true 3D compositing environment within the video editing timeline. Action brings together keying, tracking, transformation, deformation, lighting, and shading tools in an interactive 3D workspace.
New Render layers enable editors to easily perform multiple passes of a composite simultaneously. Available output passes from Action now are Comp, Matte, Z-Depth, Shadow, and Ambient Occlusion.
In Action live preview, you can now always view composites at render resolution, so you can see a more accurate preview of rendered results and enjoy improved overall performance.
Now available as a timeline effect, editors can:
Apply LUTS, color transforms, and color space conversions to timeline segments or groups of segments in the timeline using the LUT Editor.
Available directly in the timeline, you can create consistent looks across multiple clips more easily:
Improvements to color management make working across color spaces easier to handle and require less manual work to assure consistency. When importing media, new color management rules enable editors to assign color space information to source media based on filename structure or by media format extension. In both import and compositing workflows, Smoke can now automatically convert clips to a scene-linear working space.
Work quickly with native media files without needing to convert to an intermediate format. Smoke 2017 offers enhanced format support for Drastic Media Reactor, Pixspan, RED SDK 6.1, and ARRI SDK 5.1.
Smoke is compatible with: