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Wes Plate: President, Automatic Duck

Working between AVID and Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects


Wes Plate: President, Automatic Duck

Automatic Duck provides solutions for video editors needing to move between applications. To understand what they offer we need to step back in history. When Final Cut Pro appeared on the video scene in 1999 the professional world was entrenched with AVID. TO move an AVID project to Final Cut Pro or from Final Cut Pro to AVID was not a simple process.


Automatic Duck stepped in and created plug-ins specifically designed to enable content to work between AVID and Final Cut Pro. Furthermore, with After Effects integration, content can be translated  from an Avid or Final Cut Pro, or from Apple's Motion. Effects can then be recreated and your timeline becomes a composition in After Effects, ready for you to continue working. In this interview, President of Automatic Duck, Wes Plate, talks about how the company was founded and the evolution of computer-based video editing over the last decade.

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