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Automatic Duck Ships Import Tool for Adobe After Effects 7.0

SEATTLE, WA (January 18, 2006) – Automatic Duck (www.automaticduck.com), the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, today announced the immediate availability of Pro Import AE 3.03 ‚Äì a new, enhanced version of the company’s flagship Timeline Integration solution for the newly-launched Adobe¬Æ After Effects¬Æ 7.0. With the launch of Pro Import AE 3.03, Automatic Duck is also addressing key capabilities for Avid editors, including MXF compliance to support Avid AAF compositions.

This new development is targeted for Avid Adrenaline, Xpress Pro HD and Symphony Nitris users, as they can now, for the first time, leverage Pro Import AE to support Avid AAF compositions that reference MXF media, including DNxHD and uncompressed HD.

"Pro Import AE has become a must-have tool for our customers. They’ve come to rely on it as the ideal companion product to one of the most iconic digital media effects and design tools in the world ‚Äì Adobe After Effects," said Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck. "The common denominator among all our customers continues to be their dependence on After Effects as the design solution of choice. We are excited to bring After Effects 7.0 compatibility, and add some very important new capabilities for Avid editors."

"Our customers have embraced Automatic Duck as part of their motion graphics and effect workflow with Avid’s editing products; these tools go hand-in-hand," added Steve Kilisky, senior product manager for Adobe After Effects. ¬†"We’ve enjoyed a close working relationship with the Automatic Duck team; a relationship that results in the industry leading tool for motion graphics and visual effects working seamlessly with today’s popular editing systems."

Pro Import AE 3.03 is compatible with the newly-launched Adobe After Effects 7.0, and is also compatible with previous versions including After Effects 6.0 and 6.5. After Effects artists who are planning to upgrade to After Effects 7.0, and who are currently using Pro Import AE 3.0, can upgrade to Pro Import AE 3.03 free of charge. Additionally, Avid HD media support is currently available on the Windows platform only.

Pricing and Availability

Automatic Duck Pro Import AE 3.03 is available immediately. Pro Import AE 3.03 is available as a free upgrade for users of Pro Import AE 3.0. Customers with versions previous to 3.0 can upgrade to 3.03 for $195.00. For more information on how to order Pro Import AE 3.03, please visit www.automaticduck.com.

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, Premiere Pro and Quantel via XML, OMF and AAF. For more information on Automatic Duck’s unique Timeline Integration Engine technology, please visit www.automaticduck.com.

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