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Autodesk Ships Cleaner 6.5 Software for Apple Macintosh

Support for Over 60 Codec Formats (December 21, 2005)

Autodesk, Inc. today announced the availability of Autodesk Cleaner 6.5 for Macintosh, the newest update to its professional desktop media mastering and encoding software. Autodesk Cleaner is an industry standard application for encoding and optimizing video content for delivery formats ranging from the Internet and DVD to handheld mobile devices. On the heels of the release of Cleaner XL 1.5 for Windows, Cleaner 6.5 for Mac brings extended format support and increased workflow flexibility to the Mac-based digital video encoding community.

New to Autodesk Cleaner 6.5 software is encoding support for Apples QuickTime 7 player, DivX 6.0, and Kinoma Producer, to encode wide screen MPEG-4 playback on Palm Powered handhelds and the Sony PSP video player. Also added is the Flix exporter from On2 Technologies?that allows compressionists to publish video in .FLV and .SWF formats?the Internet video formats supported by Macromedia Flash.

New features include:
New output formats:
·Flash video support (.flv and .swf)  with On2 Flix Exporter
·DivX Pro 6.0 encoder
·Apple QuickTime 7
Updated codecs:
·Updated Kinoma version 3 exporter
·H.264 encoding through QuickTime 7 and support for Real 10.

Pricing and Availability
Autodesk Cleaner 6.5 for Macintosh software is available now.  Suggested retail price for both Cleaner 6.5 Mac and Cleaner XL 1.5 for Windows is US $599.00 for an individual license.  Suggested retail upgrade pricing from Cleaner 6 Macintosh or Cleaner XL Windows to the current versions is US $125.00; Suggested retail upgrade pricing from Cleaner 4 or 5 to Cleaner 6.5 Macintosh or to Cleaner 1.5 XL Windows is US $179.00.  For specific product information and shipping dates please call 1-800-869-3504.  Consult an Autodesk Authorized Reseller for reseller pricing, which may vary.

About Cleaner
Cleaner 6.5 for Macintosh and Cleaner XL 1.5 for Windows allows producers to create high-quality video output regardless of delivery format.  The Autodesk Cleaner family of products provides an all-in-one media mastering solution. From a single application, Cleaner and Cleaner XL optimize the conversion of media from a variety of input formats to a variety of delivery formats giving users control of the artistic and technical choices needed to produce the best quality video for the Web, CD-ROM, DVD, mobile devices and more. 

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media and wireless data services fields. Autodesks solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively.  As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency and maximizing profits. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit

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