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New Automatic Duck Pro Import 2.0 Offers Avid and Final Cut Pro Translation

New plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows provides editors andartists with a single solution for fast import/export of editedsequences

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — Automatic Duck, Inc., a software companyproviding workflow solutions to digital media artists, is pleased toannounce the release of Automatic Duck Pro Import 2.0. Available forboth Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, this new translator offersall of the functionality of the company’s Automatic Composition Import(ACI), ACI DV, and ACI FCP software products for Avid editing systems,Final Cut Pro 3.0, After Effects, and Boris RED, with additionalfeatures that significantly extend the power and interoperability ofthese editing and graphics effects applications.

“Anyone who uses Avid, FCP, After Effects, or Boris RED 3GL andneeds these tools to work together will find Automatic Duck Pro Import2.0 to be essential,” said Automatic Duck President Wes Plate.”Previously, if users wanted to import from Avid and FCP into AfterEffects, they’d need two different products. Now they need onlyone.”

Acting as a plug-in to Adobe After Effects or Boris RED 3GL,Automatic Duck Pro Import 2.0 allows editors and artists to complete inseconds the complex translation process that once took hours or even anentire day. Like Automatic Duck’s award-winning ACI products, AutomaticDuck Pro Import 2.0 enables editors and graphic artists to importedited sequences, complete with keyframed effects, seamlessly from Avidediting systems and Final Cut Pro 3.0 into After Effects or Boris RED.By eliminating the painstaking process of importing and exportingtimelines, media, and effects manually, Automatic Duck Pro Import 2.0allows artists to focus on the creative process — rather than tedioustechnical requirements.

New features offered by Automatic Duck Pro Import 2.0 includetranslation of more Avid effects, including Picture-in-Picture, Resize,3D Warp, Superimpose, and 3D Picture-in-Picture; translation of audiolevels and keyframes from Avid and Final Cut Pro into After Effects;and AAF import including translation of Avid locators into AfterEffects and RED. In response to client demand, this newest softwarerelease from Automatic Duck also provides users with the ability toimport Final Cut Pro timelines into After Effects on Windows, acapability that has until now been available only on the Mac. AutomaticDuck Pro Import 2.0 also introduces compatibility with Adobe AfterEffects 6.0.

Users of ACI and ACI FCP who purchased before May 1, 2003 canupgrade to Automatic Duck Pro Import 2.0 for $195. Automatic Duck ProImport 2.0 for After Effects and Boris RED is shipping for $495.

To purchase or learn more about Automatic Duck products, visit thecompany online at