Autodesk today announced that it is set to begin shipping Smoke 2010 for Mac OS X, a brand-new version of the company's high-end video post-production software. The release marks the first of Autodesk's pro finishing tools to be developed as a native OS X application.
"The business of post-production is evolving. Post-production and broadcast facilities alike are seeking more affordable, integrated creative tools that can help them stand out from the crowd," said Stig Gruman, Autodesk vice president of digital entertainment. "Smoke 2010 on the Mac has been designed to help editors increase creative output, project quality and turnaround times. It brings production-proven finishing capabilities to the extremely talented community of artists already using the Mac in broadcast and post-production."
"Snow Leopard is the world's most advanced operating system, ideal for high performance applications like Smoke 2010," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're delighted that Autodesk is bringing its premier editorial finishing tool to creative professionals on the Mac."
Smoke 2010 for Mac is priced at $14,995, with an additional support, upgrade, and add-on program available for $1,995 per year.