September 11, 2007

Automatic Duck Unveils Pro Import AE 4.0

Seattle, Wa. - Automatic Duck, the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, debuted Pro Import AE 4.0  during IBC 2007.
Automatic Duck has added improvements in Pro Import AE 4.0, including:
o Support for Multiclips from Final Cut Pro;
o Motion project import, with Particle and Replicator layers now coming into After Effects;
o Avid Timewarp effects are now converted to Time Remapping;
o Enhanced effect coverage including Video Strobe, FCP Basic 3D, and Dip to Color transitions
Pro Import AE 4.0 touts several new enhancements including:
• A new advanced interface that offers many new import options:
o For layers to "step up" or "step down" in the After Effects timeline
o To override the composition setting of the new comp
o To use Avid rendered media in After Effects
o To create self-contained media from Avid systems
• After Effects Creative Suite 3 compatibility;
• Universal Binary, native on both PowerPC and Intel Macs (and Windows);
• Support for Final Cut Pro multiclips;
• Support for displaying Motion particles and replicators in After Effects;
• Translation of Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Colorista plug-in from Final Cut Pro to After Effects;
• Support for Avid Advanced Keyframes in picture-in-picture and 3DWarp;
• Support for Avid Timewarps;
• Support for Dip-to-Color transitions;
• Support for Final Cut Pro Basic 3D effect;
• Support for Video Strobe effects;
• Support for clip and track enabled states from Final Cut Pro;
• Improved support for HDV, DVCProHD and XDCAM for Final Cut Prousers;
• Support for text from FCP subtitling plug-ins like SubBits and DH_Subtitle;
• New HTML exception log
Pro Import AE 4.0 is available immediately and is priced at $495. Users who purchased new licenses or upgrades to Pro Import AE 3.0 on or after March 8, 2007 will be offered upgrades to version 4.0 at no charge until December 8, 2007. 
Users of Pro Import AE 3.0 who purchased before March 8, 2007, as well as users of older After Effects import plug-ins, will be able to upgrade for $195 per license.