Give Your Videos And Indie Projects Award-Winning Effects With Autodesk’s New Smoke

Smoke 2013 unites editing and special effects in one timeline.
Smoke 2013 unites editing and special effects in one timeline.

Visual editing software Smoke may now be in the clear for prosumer or indie filmmakers.

Autodesk’s latest version of Smoke will cost $3,495 and you can run it on your MacBook Pro. While that same wad of cash may still be enough to get you a cruddy used car, that’s about one-third the $15,000 price the California-based multinational was asking for the previous version of the software released just last year. The more affordable price may put cool effects like green screens and 3D within reach.

Adobe Releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 10 for Mac



Adobe has released the latest version of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for the Mac.

Both programs have reached version 10 and are available for a bundled price of only $149.99 to new customers. Photoshop Elements 10 allows users to “continue to expand the possibilities for organizing, editing and sharing photo creations.” Premiere Elements 10 continues to “deliver innovative new features” to those interested in consumer-level video editing.

Apple’s Final Cut Pro X Fiasco Means Adobe’s Video Tools for Mac Grow 45%



Disgruntled video editors who were unsatisfied with their Final Cut Pro X purchase earlier this year seem to have turned to Adobe’s products instead. The company’s video tools for Mac have seen a 45% growth year-over-year, undoubtedly thanks to the fiasco that surrounded Apple’s latest Final Cut following its release.