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Automatic Duck Debuts Enhanced Timeline Translation Tools for Final Cut Pro Users At NAB 2008

New Versions of Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP Improves the Final Cut Pro to Avid, Quantel and Pro Tools Workflow (April 02, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-4-2-- At NAB 2008, Automatic Duck (, the creators of timeline integration software for digital media artists, will announce two newly enhanced versions of the company`s flagship Timeline Integration solutions for Final Cut Pro users Pro Import FCP 2.04 and Pro Export FCP 4.0.  At its booth #SL2128F in the Plug In Pavilion, Automatic Duck president, Wes Plate, will be on hand to meet customers and partners and highlight all new developments with the Company.

"NAB is such an important event for Automatic Duck.  While we`re fortunate to have such open channels of communication with our customers throughout the year, this is our biggest opportunity to meet face to face and hear their biggest workflow challenges," said Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck.  "The features we`re showcasing here at the show reflect much of that level of communication and input from our customers.  With the new versions of Pro Import and Pro Export FCP, we got very aggressive in solving the workflow challenges for Final Cut Pro users and how they work with Avid, Quantel and Pro Tools.  We`re excited to show off what we`ve accomplished here at the show."

What`s New in Pro Export FCP 4.0:

Pro Export FCP 4.0 adds significant improvements to a number of key workflows for customers.  Here is a sneak peak at some of the new features:

Improvements to the Final Cut Pro to Avid Workflow

    The ability to convert Final Cut Pro media into Avid media files; 24fps support; Conversion of many FCP effects and parameters into Avid effects, such as Picture-In-Picture.

Improvements to the Final Cut Pro to Pro Tools Workflow

    The ability to export an AAF file linking to external media files; The ability to include video track for viewing picture.

Improvements to the Final Cut Pro to Quantel Workflow

    The inclusion of more effects data from Final Cut Pro for import into next generation iQ and eQ systems.

What`s New in Pro Import FCP 2.04:

    Pro Import FCP 2.04 now improves the plug-in`s "Use existing media" feature for importing Avid sequences into FCP.   Reference movies to Avid DV25, DV50 and DVCProHD media now use Apple-native QuickTime codecs instead of Avid codecs, resulting in vastly improved performance in Final Cut Pro, as well as compatibility with Color.
Pricing and Availability

Pro Import FCP 2.04 will be available after NAB and will be priced at $495.00 for new customers and is a free update for existing users.  Pro Export FCP 4.0 will be available in the summer of 2008 and will be priced at $495.00 for new customers and will be available as a $195.00 upgrade for existing users.

About Automatic Duck

Automatic Duck is the pioneer of Timeline Integration Engine technology and leads the content creation marketplace with powerful solutions for seamless, comprehensive timeline translation capabilities between Avid, Adobe After Effects, Combustion, Discreet Smoke, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Quantel via XML, OMF and AAF.  For more information on Automatic Duck`s unique Timeline Integration Engine technology, please visit




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