April 2012

Head any good tech news lately? Smoke is changing.  Everything. <2017: link is dead> Smoke has had a long and illustrious career, but for many years was only available to those with deep pockets - and a willingness to use Linux.  Several years ago Smoke for Mac (or as we call it, "SMac") was released, and although it lacked some of the features it's Linux big brother had, it gave many users the opportunity to begin the foray into high end finishing.  At $14,999, it enticed many users.  What the low price hid, however, was that a complete system that met the basic requirements - and gave you a pleasurable post experience, bumped the total price up to $30,00 or more. So, at NAB 2012, Autodesk announced an update to their Smoke software application with a few big massive selling points:
On Friday night, I had the opportunity to join the 9th annual Pre NAB editors lounge panel discussion as a last minute fill in.  I found myself uncharacteristically less participatory, mainly due to the experience and stature of the others on the panel.  The brain power on the panel could power a small town.