The latest version of Smoke has now started shipping.

Autodesk said new features make the software ideal for those who work across editing and effects.

Autodesk Media and Entertainment vice president strategy and marketing Mark Strassman said there had been growing anticipation for the updated editing software since it was announced at NAB in April.

He said the Smoke team had fielded “thousands” of inquiries and suggestions during the development of Smoke 2013.

Autodesk said just over half of a sample of 300 users of the trial Smoke software pinpointed ConnectFX – a node-based compositing tool which sits inside the timeline - as the top feature.

New features which are a direct result of user recommendations include the ability to drag and drop a clip from the source player into the timeline as well as the option to expand and collapse the timeline FX pipeline area.

Autodesk said user feedback had also resulted in the redesign and streamlining of the user interface.

Autodesk Smoke 2013 is priced at £3,200 per license.