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Glyph Post-Production and Autodesk Smoke

Glyph Post-Production and Autodesk Smoke

Visual effects and multi-format projects using Smoke

By Heather McDiarmid | December 09, 2011

David Crites, owner of Kentucky-based post-production boutique Glyph, discusses his visual effects and finishing work for large multi-screen video installations using Smoke. Read More

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Smoke for Final Cut Pro Users

Getting started with Smoke

By Grant Kay | December 09, 2011

As a Senior Smoke Trainer here at Autodesk, I routinely get question from editors and artists asking me how Smoke compares to the software packages and plugins they use for everything from editing to color correction to visual effects. This has been especially true for Final Cut Pro editors - many of whom are exploring options as they ponder the future of their editorial and finishing workflow. And while a lot of these FCP users tell me they are excited about the possibility of trying out Smoke, the sheer complexity and breadth of creative tools in Smoke's all-in-one workflow can be a bit intimidating. Read More

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VODA Studios Expands its Business using Autodesk Smoke

VODA Studios Expands its Business using Autodesk Smoke

From commercial photography to video post-production services

By Heather McDiarmid | December 06, 2011

This Seattle-based agency transitioned from being a commercial photography company to providing professional post-production finishing services using Autodesk Smoke. Read More

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More than Finishing

More than Finishing

New Smoke webcast shows RED Rocket workflow, creative editorial and on-set workflows

By Marc Hamaker | December 02, 2011

Autodesk application specialist Paul Andrews recently put together a great webcast showing just how flexible Smoke can be. It covers on-set workflows using a laptop, shows start-to-finish timeline editing using GoPro HD footage, and demonstrates how to set up an accelerated RED Rocket workflow. You can view the free 60-minute video by registering here. Read More

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Smoke at the 2011 SuperMeet in Amsterdam

The Final Cut Pro User Group Network showcases the latest technology for storytellers

By Heather McDiarmid | December 01, 2011

Hundreds of editors, filmmakers, and post production artists saw Autodesk Smoke showcased as the go-to tool for stereoscopic 3D editorial, color correction and finishing on the Mac at the 4th annual Amsterdam FCP UG SuperMeet. Read More

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Getting Started with Smoke

Getting Started with Smoke

Running is always so tempting!

By Grant Kay | November 30, 2011

There is an old proverb that warns us against the temptation to "run before you learn to walk". This occurs in all aspects of our lives, and I guess that is what makes us human. As a senior trainer at Autodesk, I am always guiding people back to the basics. I've seen this temptation to leap right into the deep end with new software from people involved in all aspects of post production. And regardless of which software people are trying, they inevitably skip the basics and want to do the mind-blowing stuff right away. Smoke is certainly not the exception to this rule. In fact, the power of Smoke and the depth of its creative toolset can make it seem even more daunting than your typical application that does only one or two things. Read More

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Autodesk Smoke Technology at IBC2011

Autodesk Smoke Technology at IBC2011

By Heather McDiarmid | November 28, 2011

At IBC2011 I spoke with AVID, Promise Technology, and AJA to see how editors are pairing Smoke with the latest gear to build diverse workflows for color correction, on-set effects or editorial, and stereoscopic 3D finishing. Read More

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Autodesk Smoke and RED Workflow at Oakley

Autodesk Smoke and RED Workflow at Oakley

Oakley shoots on RED and does post-production in Smoke

By Heather McDiarmid | November 28, 2011

James Masters, Global Video Manager, talks about how Oakley shoots on the RED Camera® and uses Autodesk® Smoke® software in its in-house post-production pipeline to create corporate videos, short films, and advertising projects. Read More

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Editing Promos in Stereo 3D and More with DC Collective

DC Collective is a creative boutique in the Washington D.C. area, and co-founder Adam Corey talks about why he likes Smoke.

By Marc-Andre Ferguson | November 22, 2011

DC Collective was started in May 2010 by partners Adam Corey and Thuy Dinh, both veterans of post who wanted to run their own show, so they opened a nice creative boutique. DC Collective specializes in short form, mostly for broadcast clients like Discovery, ESPN, National Geographic, TLC and the Travel Channel. Some advertisement work rounds out their portfolio, like a recent series of commercials for Rosetta Stone.When the time came to select a finishing suite, Adam and Thuy decided they wanted the least amount of IT problems as possible and opted for the Mac platform to build their business. They had seen Smoke on the Mac and decided to investigate. Now, DC Collective has four edit suites, two for offline with Final Cut Pro 7, and two finishing suites with Smoke, as well as FCP and the Adobe Creative Suite. Read More

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Autodesk Smoke on your MacBook Pro.

Promise Technology delivers the goods: uncompressed HD and 2K in Smoke on your MacBook Pro or iMac

By Marc-Andre Ferguson | November 21, 2011

At IBC, I had a chat with Victor Pacheco, Senior Manager for Field Applications & Support at Promise Technology, and we discussed the new, powerful configurations that every Smoke user might want to know about. Read More

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