Marc Loftus
December 17, 2009


Autodesk first previewed Smoke on the Mac at the recent InterBEE show in Japan. The release offers tools for editorial finishing, conforming, tracking, stabilizing, 2D and 3D text, 3D compositing, color correction and VFX.

Autodesk industry manager Bruno Sargeant says the Mac version of Smoke makes the company’s tools more accessible to the market. Smoke was originally introduced in 1997. The latest version is 64-bit enabled and is capable of managing media from start to finish. Running on Mac systems with the Snow Leopard operating system, Smoke on the Mac can serve as a companion to studios already working with Apple’s Final Cut Pro, adding tools for grading and 3D compositing.

Smoke on the Mac offers native support for industry standard formats, including ProRes,  DNxHD, DPX, OpenEXR and uncompressed RGB 444. Pricing is $14,995 for the software and $1,995 for the subscription service.

Autodesk is providing tutorial on the new release on its Website ( The company is also offering a free, 30-day trial download.