Start learning the new Smoke!

Posted by Ultimate_Smoker*, 5 June 2012 7:10 pm

Hi Everyone 

I hope that you are all well and I am sure that you gathered that I have been really busy in the background working on the new Smoke 2013 Tutorials.

I have also spent a bit of time rebranding the look of the Smoke Learning Channel and I hope you like it!

Just in case you didn't see Marc-André's previous announcement, the new Smoke is coming, and you can get a head start by checking out my new video tutorials on Smoke Learning Channel.  

Since NAB I’ve had my nose to the grindstone creating an extensive series of all-new videos to help people get up to speed fast on the revolutionary new Smoke. Starting today you’ll find new tutorials that cover the basics of Smoke from creating projects to importing media all the way though timeline editing.  

There’s a sample below, and you can see the rest on the Smoke Learning Channel

And this is just the start.  Still to come are videos on advanced timeline editing, timeline effects and the exciting new Connect FX workflow.

If you haven’t registered for the upcoming Smoke pre-release trial, what are you waiting for???  It’s free and you can register for the trial HERE.  You can keep up on the the latest news about the all-new Smoke by following Smoke  on Facebook.

So be sure to check out the new videos and bookmark the Smoke Learning Channel – your best source for workflow-centric tutorials and educational material designed to help you get the most out of Smoke.  

All comments, feedback and requests are always appreciated



Alex Reyes

Posted 5 June 2012 8:13 pm

Awesome Grant ! looking forward to the new era of Smoke !


Posted 6 June 2012 4:55 am

Its good for an othe NLE guys to jump and work on smoke for us (smoke artist) its again start from scrsth but we will do it and usw the new weopons wisely

Richard Grant

Posted 6 June 2012 6:35 am

so for future updates we should be looking at Smoke LearningChannel on youtube instead of here?


Posted 6 June 2012 7:53 am

@rgrant YouTube is the streaming platform for The Smoke Learning Channel and always has been. I will still continue to post updates here as well for those who are monitoring the RSS feeds and regularly read the AREA blogs...

I am trying to give everyone choice how to get there but ultimately you now have one place to look for Smoke training from me


Posted 9 June 2012 10:41 am

Excellent Grant. Like everyone I'm really looking forward to getting on the Smoke when ready for download.
Obviously the initial video for installing Smoke is not available yet.
I will be testing from a late 2011 17" MacBook Pro with SSD.
Regarding the Smoke Database can you tell me do I need to get an external thunderbolt disk - or are people using the MacBook Pro's disks itself?
Can the main Smoke database be changed once installation is done to another location? If it can then that would accommodate getting started on the laptop for everything and then swapping to a fast external disk.
Thanks for the time Grant.
Great job on the training - excellently put together.


Posted 11 June 2012 8:28 am

Hi John,

The install video will be available soon with the Pre-Release Trial launch. I do believe in the video it says that you should use an external hard drive. I am using a Mid 2010 !7-inch Macbook Pro with a Firewire 800 drive and it is workable. Secondly, you will need to tell Spotlight not to index the disk as this will impact performance. All is explained in the installation video.

As far as the Pre-Release Trial goes, I believe that once it is installed, the database cannot be relocated. Unsure if this is permanent for the Pre-Release but I can't make any promises.


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