Well the internet is certainly brewing with talk of Autodesk software!….. hmmm I wonder what could it be…. We'll get there in good time :)
Speaking of time, NAB will soon be upon us and Autodesk will be hosting a variety of activities at NAB. One in particular I wanted to highlight was the Smoke Hands On Training! It's back and bigger than before!!!
Smoke for Mac hands-on in a supervised environment – here is your chance to do it! Join Autodesk at NAB (Las Vegas) in the Post-Production World Conference to attend a 60-minute FREE introductory training session led by Autodesk instructors. These introductory sessions are ideal for digital artists and Apple® Final Cut Pro® software users who want to learn more about Autodesk® Smoke® for Mac OS® X, all-in-one editorial finishing on the Mac®. For a detailed session daily schedule and more information on Autodesk overall presence at the NAB show visit: http://area.autodesk.com/nab2011. Seats are limited so sign up today and don’t miss out on special attendance door prizes! Click here to register: http://smokemacnab2011.autodeskevents.net/
So if you are interested in trying out Smoke for the first time or you know someone who might be interested, certainly get signed up! (not for Smoke power users, you know who you are!)
I have posted a new blog to the 4Kay Story -- Timewarp: Mix, Trail & Motion Estimation
Timewarping is always one of the most essential tools of a non-linear editor. It can be used for dramatic effect or pointing something out. Whatever you use timewarping for, the bottom line is you always want it too look good!
Smoke's timewarp toolset comes with various blending modes to help you achieve this. We will have a look a the mix, trail and motion estimation functions.
I also show 2 ways of applying timewarps as well as blending to styles of timewarp blending with timeline layers and wipes….