+ Automatic Duck, the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, showcased Pro Import AE 4.0 at NAB 2007 in Las Vegas. Pro Import AE 4.0 represents a major upgrade to Automatic Duck's signature timeline translation tool for Adobe After Effects artists and has been developed with significant input and feedback from the Company's extensive user base. With the launch of Pro Import AE 4.0, Automatic Duck is addressing a number of new developments impacting users, including the recent launch of Adobe Creative Suite 3, the industry shift to Intel-based Mac systems and the need for improved support for HDV, DVCProHD and XDCAM formats for Final Cut Pro users. Also added are improvements to Motion project import, with Particle and Replicator layers now coming in to After Effects. In a major improvement, Multiclips from Final Cut Pro are now supported and Avid Timewarp effects are now converted to Time Remapping and Dip to Color transitions also translate.
Additionally, Pro Import AE 4.0 introduces an advanced new user interface that offers users a number of powerful, streamlining capabilities including the option for layers to "step up" or "step down" in the After Effects timeline, an option to use Avid rendered media in After Effects and an option to pre-comp layers based on the tracks from the NLE. Pro Import AE 4.0 will be available in the Summer of 2007 and will be priced at $495. Users who purchased new licenses or upgrades to Pro Import AE 3.0 on or after April 2, 2007 will be offered a limited chance to upgrade to version 4.0 at no charge when it is generally available. Users of Pro Import AE 3.0 who purchased before April 2, 2007, as well as users of older After Effects import plug-ins, will be able to upgrade for $195 per license.
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