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Automatic Duck Ships Pro Import PPro

Timeline integration engine for Adobe Premiere Pro (February 15, 2005)

Automatic Duck (, the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated Pro Import PPro for users of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe's award-winning video editing software. Pro Import PPro is the only timeline integration tool on the market that enables Adobe Premiere Pro users to import AAF and OMF files from Avid Technology's family of non-linear editing systems, and XML files from Apple's Final Cut Pro.

This industry-unique capability enables digital media artists to import timelines from Avid or Final Cut Pro for finishing in Premiere Pro while preserving complex layers of designs and special effects. Sophisticated designs and effects, such as picture-in-picture effects, speed changes and key frames become integrated directly into the Premiere Pro timeline with a single mouse click. This highly unique approach to timeline integration is designed to save digital media artists countless hours, and headaches, typically associated with moving highly designed content between disparate editing and finishing systems.

"Time is the biggest enemy of editors and digital media artists. In a business where productivity is king, I need the most effective and innovative tools in my design kit that enable me to share effects-laden timelines between editing, compositing and finishing systems, and do all of this with blazing speed," said Christian Hudon, senior editor for Balestra Productions Inc, based in Ottawa, Canada. "Automatic Duck Pro Import PPro unshackles my team, giving them the opportunity to freely design, quickly moving content between Avid, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro with ease. It's amazingly fast. And in my business, speed and quality are critical."

"We're very proud of Pro Import PPro, mainly because the feedback we're getting from customers confirms for us that we're staying true to our mission; we're simplifying and accelerating complex workflows, and most importantly, breaking down the barriers between editing and design systems," said Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck. "We continue to focus on eliminating the pain from the design workflow and that singular focus is our driving force for creating all of our Timeline Integration tools. We're looking forward to NAB 2005 where we'll show our customers first-hand all of the latest developments with Automatic Duck, as well as give them a preview of what's to come."

Key Features in Pro Import PPro
Pro Import PPro is a powerful addition to Automatic Duck's family of Timeline Integration tools. With over a dozen new capabilities, including the ability to translate 29.97fps (NTSC) and 25fps (PAL) sequences, Pro Import PPro also supports the following effects and design elements:
* Avid Picture-in-Picture, including key frames
* Avid 3-D Warp, including key frames
* Avid Resize, including key frames
* Avid Superimpose, including key frames
* Final Cut Motion Tab properties: Center (position), Rotations, Scale, * * Opacity
* Nesting: Collapsed Avid layers become nested sequences
* Avid Group Clips
* Speed Changes (traditional motion effects, not including Time Warp or * Time Remapping
* Dissolves
* Flops and Flips
* Audio Clip Levels
* Audio Animation Gain key frames

System Requirements
AAF or OMF 2.0 files from the following systems are supported:
* Avid Symphony 1.0 or later
* Avid Media Composer 7.0 or later, including Adrenaline
* Avid Xpress 2.0 or later
* Avid Xpress Pro

XML files exported from the following systems are supported:
* Final Cut Pro 4.1
* Final Cut Pro HD 4.5
* Note: Use of the Automatic Duck Free XML Exporter is recommended, and is available as a free download from the Automatic Duck web site (

Pricing and Availability
Automatic Duck Pro Import PPro is available immediately and is priced at $495.00. For more information on ordering product, please visit

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, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Premiere Pro via XML, OMF and AAF.

For more information on Automatic Duck's unique Timeline Integration Engine technology, please visit


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Related Keywords:Automatic Duck, Pro Import PPro, Adobe, Premiere Pro, Timeline Integration Engine, AAF, OMF, Avid, non-linear editing, Apple, Final Cut Pro, finishing, Christian Hudon, Balestra Productions, Wes Plate,

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