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Automatic Duck To Demo Pro Import C3 at IBC 2004

Also to announce Timeline Integration Engine for Adobe Premiere users (August 04, 2004)

At IBC 2004, Stand #10.311, Automatic Duck (, the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, will be demonstrating its newly-announced timeline integration solution, Pro Import C3. Pro Import C3 is the industry's first timeline integration software that seamlessly and instantly translates highly-designed, effects-laden Avid or Final Cut Pro editing timelines directly into Discreet combustion 3 desktop compositing and motion graphics software.

Additionally at IBC 2004, Automatic Duck will formally announce its newest Timeline Integration Engine software solution for Adobe Premiere users.

Automatic Duck Pro Import C3
Pro Import C3 intelligently reconstructs users' Avid or Final Cut Pro timelines, instantly importing all media and clips while accounting for layer placements and digital media effects all in a single step. Discreet combustion 3 is the digital media design industry's award-winning solution for creating effects and motion graphics for video, film, DVD and the web.

Pro Import C3 for Discreet combustion 3 provides digital media artists with a fast and simple process for reconstructing their creations completed in Avid or Final Cut Pro systems. Whether users are creating complex, multilayered creations, or simply treating single shots, Pro Import C3 provides a seamless extension from the NLE timeline directly into combustion 3. With Pro Import C3, all user media is imported and referenced in the workspace, enabling users to slip and trim shots directly in combustion 3 without having to go back into Avid or Final Cut Pro to re-edit and repeat the export process again. This unique approach eliminates disruptions to the creative workflow process, and enables digital media artists to focus on their work and not the workflow.

Pro Import C3 supports many common effects for both Avid systems and Final Cut Pro systems, including:

Avid Systems
Picture-in-picture, with support for nesting inside PIP effects
3D Warp
Flops and Flips
Matte Key
Speed Changes
Freeze Frames
Transfer Modes from Profound Effects Transfer AVX Plug-in

Final Cut Pro Systems
Opacity (from motion tab)
Position ("center" in motion tab)
Rotation (from motion tab)
Scale (from motion tab)
Flops and Flips
Speed Changes
Freeze Frames
Composite Modes

Additional workflow enhancing features include:
*Layer Name Maintenance: As sequences are imported, layers in combustion 3 take the same name as clips from users' Avid or FCP timeline, eliminating file name confusion
* Nested Compositions: Collapsed layers and nested effects are turned into nested composites in combustion, eliminating the need to explode nests before exporting
* Complete Media Support: Pro Import C3 supports Avid ABVB systems, Meridien systems, Xpress DV and Xpress Pro, Final Cut DV, SD and HD. OMF or AAF Support: Pro Import C3 can import both AAF and OMF files directly from Avid editing systems. (AAF support is Windows-only in Version 1.0 of Pro Import C3.)

About Automatic Duck, Inc.
Automatic Duck was founded in 2001 to provide translator solutions to users of Avid Xpress, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Boris RED 3GL on both Mac OS X- and Windows-based systems. The Seattle-area company's products translate timelines between these applications, reducing from hours to seconds the complex composition imports between editing and graphics/effects programs. Automatic Duck products are implemented worldwide by a broad range of clients including wedding and event producers, TV stations, post houses, video game developers, and movie studios.

More information about Automatic Duck products is available at


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